The Big Crunch

Terrorism and border security now the top election concerns

Members of French special police forces of the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) work at the scene of the raid in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, November 18, 2015 to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.
Benoit Tessier | Reuters

After Friday's Paris attacks, the focus of the 2016 presidential campaign — for the moment, anyway — has seen an immediate shift, according to numbers from a digital marketing firm.

Terrorism is now tops among Democrats, while the top issues for Republican voters are now border security and immigration, followed by terrorist groups. In fact, terrorism more than tripled as the "most important issue facing the U.S. today" among voters from both parties.