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Why Obama's Still in the Race Despite the Bad Economy

csadowski Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 12:18 PM
Obama should lose in a landslide with the popular vote, the electoral college it will be close.
Patricia742 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 10:57 PM
That's what I'm afraid of, Csadowski. If you look at the electoral votes, the picture looks pretty dim.

There are plenty of reasons that the economy is the most important issue of Election 2012.

Unemployment has remained high for a long time, and even 27 percent of those who have a job are worried about losing it. Only half of homeowners now believe their home is worth more than what they still owe on it. Just 16 percent believe that today's children will be better off than their parents.

These numbers present a real challenge for President Obama. Americans today rate their own financial health just about the same as they did on the day he...