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My friends on the left side of the aisle should take note of today’s Washington Post poll:
After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters’ minds, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The parity on economic issues foreshadows what probably will continue to be a tough and negative campaign. Overall, voters would be split 49 percent for Obama and 46 percent for Romney if the November election were held now. On handling the economy, they are tied at 47 percent.
Despite flare-ups over issues including contraception and same-sex marriage, more than half of all Americans cite the economy as the one concern that will decide their vote in the fall, relegating others – such as health care, taxes and the federal deficit – to single-digit status.
Full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/…
Despite the attempts by the left to sidetrack the most important issue facing Americans today, there is just no way to escape the weakened state of the American economy. This is the issue that will decide the election in November.
Barack Obama has presided over the most devastating economic downturn most Americans have ever known. Millions of Americans remain unemployed and underemployed. The attacks on Mitt Romney’s record as a businessman and job creator have failed. Unless there is a major, hockey stick turnaround that middle class voters can feel in their pockets before November, watch for Romney to pull away from Obama on the issue of handling the economy.
And if the economy will decide the election…