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10/26/2011 03:38 pm ET | Updated Dec 26, 2011

U.S. Economy, Unemployment Are 'Extremely Important' 2012 Issues Among Boomers: CNN/ORC Poll (PHOTOS)

A new CNN survey shows the U.S. economy to be the chief election concern among citizens between the ages of 50 to 64 years old.

As The Examiner is reporting, the October poll found a staggering 57 percent of those over age 50 ranked the economy as being an "extremely important" issue for the 2012 presidential election. Another 36 percent of those polled considered it a "very important" issue, according to the published results.

Conducted for CNN by ORC International, the survey -- which polled a total of 1,007 adults by telephone -- also found unemployment and social security/medicare to be of high concern, with 53 percent and 46 percent of respondents rating those issues as "extremely important," respectively.

Among the survey's other findings: President Obama's job ratings held steady, with 46 percent of the public saying they approved of the job he is doing in the White House, while 50 percent saying they disapprove of how he is handling his duties. Interestingly, as CNN Money is reporting, the poll also found that 52 percent of Americans are still more likely to blame former President George W. Bush, rather than Obama, for the current economic conditions.

View more about the report (including additional rankings) here.

View which issues those between 50 to 64 years old rated as being "extremely important" below:

Baby Boomer Election Issues 2012