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

Madame DeFarge Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 10:24 AM
Given the elections of 2010, and if a conservative govenor can prevail in a recall in a blue state with union opposition, the country is not starting to tilt left. I think people are lying to pollsters, just like they lied to exit pollsters in 2008. It's much eaiser than being thought a racist just because you dont like obama's policies.

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...