But voters are increasingly weighing morals and the economy when considering presidential candidates.

The Iraq war continues to be Oklahoma voters’ foremost issue as they pick their way through a crowded presidential field despite a steep decline in its perceived importance, according to the most recent Oklahoma Poll.

Twenty-two percent of the 745 likely voters surveyed Dec. 16-19 by SoonerPoll.com named the war as the single most important issue in their choice for president.

But that was down by nearly one-third from April, when 32 percent said it was their No. 1 issue. Morals and religious issues jumped more than six percentage points into second place, at 11 percent, followed closely by concerns about the economy and the candidates’ character traits.

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