The Kaiser Family Foundation reports findings from a new poll today that 29 percent of Americans cite health care as one of the most important issues of public concern. The war in Iraq was cited most often (44 percent). The poll is the first in a series by KFF. The foundation will continue to track the salience of health as a political and policy priority during the election season. KFF president Drew Altman and Harvard professor Bob Blendon predicted that health care would rise in political importance in their Health Affairs Blog post before the mid-term election.