Obama's Swing-State Chances Improve With Economy

The atmospherics in the "swing states" will largely determine whether President Obama will receive a second term. From the AP's Paul Wiseman:

Recent polls have shown Obama gaining an edge over his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, in several so-called swing states — those that are considered up for grabs.

What’s made the difference is that unemployment has dropped more sharply in several swing states than in the nation as a whole. A resurgence in manufacturing is helping the economy — and Obama’s chances — in the industrial Midwestern states of Ohio and Michigan.

And Arizona, Nevada and Florida, where unemployment remains high, are getting some relief from an uptick in tourism.

“The biggest reason for the president’s improving prospects probably is the economy,’’ says Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

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published this page in In The News 2012-04-23 12:49:00 -0400
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