Mitt Romney has seized further advantage on economic issues at the core of the 2012 campaign, taking him to 50 percent support among likely voters vs. 47 percent for Barack Obama – Romney’s highest vote-preference result of the contest to date.
The difference between the two candidates is within the margin of
sampling error in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking
poll, and their individual support levels have not significantly
changed. But the momentum on underlying issues and attributes is
Romney’s gains are clear especially in results on the economy. This poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates,
finds that likely voters now pick Romney over Obama in trust to handle
the economy by 52-43 percent – the first time either candidate has held a
clear lead over the other on this central issue. (Continues)
So while we endorsed Obama in 2008, we recommend voters choose Republican Mitt Romney on Nov. 6.
the jobless numbers from September showed a drop to 7.8 percent
unemployed, the first time in almost four years that it’s been below 8
percent. But the numbers are deceiving because more than 4 million
Americans have given up looking for work since January 2009.
those numbers are the faces of your neighbors, your family members,
perhaps even yourself. Good people who want to work, but who cannot find
jobs because job creators have lost faith in the nation’s economic
A leader’s job is to create an environment where people
can do their best work — in this case, a marketplace where good jobs
can grow. Obama deserves credit for supporting the American auto
industry during a time of enormous peril. And the federal stimulus —
which was backed by both parties, and largely distributed by Florida’s
Republican-led legislature — helped build roads, dredge shipping
channels and keep teachers employed, among other things.
today, rather than articulate a compelling vision for growth, the
president falls back on the tired talking point of increasing taxes for
the wealthy. Americans want our tax code to be fair — and fixed; there’s
no question about that. But it’s hard to see how raising taxes is going
to kickstart jobs in the private sector.
The president had enormous opportunity when he took office, with Democrats controlling both houses of Congress. But he failed to focus on Job One: Jobs. (Full Story)