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

Lepanto Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 10:41 AM
Rasmussen says:"Part of the skepticism comes from the fact that 66 percent of voters believe that the best thing the government could do to help the economy is to cut spending. But most voters don't believe spending will be cut no matter who wins in November." If this is true Romney should be up by 25% due to Obama's record as the largest spender of any President in our history.

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...