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Xbox Live Users Weigh In On The Issues... Or Do They?

Microsoft announces the results of an Xbox Live poll on the issues as the presidential elections draw near.

Clearly the best icon of them all.
Microsoft and Rock the Vote have been teamed up for a bit now, delivering "get the Xbox Live headset out of ya throat and go vote" messages to the Halo-loving masses. They've also been polling people via free gamerpics that they're counting up as votes for specific issues.

In the most recent poll, people were asked to download the gamer picture that represented the issue that they most care about. And here are your results!
  • 35%        Jobs and the Economy
  • 19%        Environment
  • 18%        Foreign Policy
  • 14%        Health Care
  • 14%        Education

Microsoft issued a release on these results and isn't really trying to paint these numbers as scientific, and that's probably for the best, because if you really wanted to, you could download every one of the free icons. Also, the icon for Jobs and the Economy was, by far, the best one of the bunch.

It's a dollar sign with a fat graph behind it. How could anyone pick anything else?
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Posted by Jeff
Clearly the best icon of them all.
Microsoft and Rock the Vote have been teamed up for a bit now, delivering "get the Xbox Live headset out of ya throat and go vote" messages to the Halo-loving masses. They've also been polling people via free gamerpics that they're counting up as votes for specific issues.

In the most recent poll, people were asked to download the gamer picture that represented the issue that they most care about. And here are your results!
  • 35%        Jobs and the Economy
  • 19%        Environment
  • 18%        Foreign Policy
  • 14%        Health Care
  • 14%        Education

Microsoft issued a release on these results and isn't really trying to paint these numbers as scientific, and that's probably for the best, because if you really wanted to, you could download every one of the free icons. Also, the icon for Jobs and the Economy was, by far, the best one of the bunch.

It's a dollar sign with a fat graph behind it. How could anyone pick anything else?
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Posted by Milkman

I had no idea this even happened.

Posted by mussbus999

I agree with you milkman

Posted by Cube

14% Education...disappointing.

Posted by Destroyeron

Jobs and Economy only won because there was no "Video Games" category.

Posted by LordAndrew

I don't know what the other gamerpics looked like, and frankly I don't care. The Jobs and Economy icon is clearly the best.

Posted by insane_shadowblade85

14% were concerned about education.....from a poll on a video game console. Is anyone really surprised by that?

Posted by Gump

This is pretty interesting stuff...

Posted by sdauz

ok - why not just  have a questionnaire with bullet points and then get a cool gamerpic about gow 2 for answering the questionnaire lol

Posted by sloppyjoe

I agree with Destroyeron... if it were a choice, "Abolish Game Ratings"or "Create a National Gaming Holiday" would have won

Posted by Jedted

I downloaded all of em cause i think all of those issues are equally important.

Posted by xXLunchBox87Xx

What vote are we rocking?

Posted by x_iNcReDiMe_x

Wow this is weird, we as gamers should also care about education because it relates and stems to all of the other issues? But immediately the economy is the obvious answer.

Posted by MaddProdigy

I got the money one cause it looked sweet...guess i cared about it more, but i agree with sdauz, they should have done a questionaire with pic as reward

Posted by YoungBuck

my xbox died, so i didn't vote.

Posted by keoskey

hurray for free gamer pics

Posted by RHCPfan24

I voted for Jobs and Economy and Healthcare.  I wanted a the $ and a big <3 on my gamertag.

Posted by HatKing

I voted for the environment....because *gasp* that is actually what I believe!