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Patch’s Poll: Do You Trust Obama or Romney With Fixing the Economy?

The latest poll puts Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in a dead heat among voters, with the economy still being the top issue.

Mitt Romney stood before the Republican National Convention delegates on Thursday and proclaimed, as he has done over the past year, that he was the best person to fix the broken economy.

“(President Obama’s) promises gave way to disappointment and division,” Romney told the delegates, as reported by The Tucson Citizen. “This isn’t something we have to accept. Now is the moment when we can do something. And, with your help, we will do something.”

Meanwhile, the economy is still the hot issue this year, given the high unemployment numbers and low growth. According to the National Journal, both Romney and Obama are in a dead heat when it comes to who would be better at economic issues.

And the economy is still the most important issue for 71 percent of the voters, the article noted.

This week, we head into the Democratic National Convention, where the political left will explain why Obama should stay in office and why he deserves another four years as commander in chief.

When comparing the two candidates, which do you think is better at economic issues? President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

SolarPete September 04, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Love this clip nd it says it all same story as before never see any results http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5VMX2JahrU&feature=share
Rosie September 04, 2012 at 09:58 PM
You will still vote for Obama because he is a good man...really?? He may be the nicest guy in the world, but he is not fit to be president. The guy couldn't find his way out of a paper bag, let alone run the country. I think that has been proven. The economy tanked, jobs lost, and his hope and change isn't working, obviously. Look, I am a registered democrat, I voted for Obama because I believed his sales pitch about hope and change. But I now realize that's all it was, a sales pitch. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. He won't fool me twice.
Jay September 04, 2012 at 10:48 PM
By design and through experience the men that designed our form of government put into place a periodic "vote of confidence". In the case of the presidency they set it at four years. Hindsight tells us that they never aticipated what a big deal this would be every fourth year and how much money, time and energy would be expended filling that single seat. All said and done, the system has proven itself. We are still here and there has only been a single resort to arms over a presidential election and hindsight tells us that was unavoidable. Every four years ! That is a considerable length of time for a Chief Executive to prove himself to the satisfaction of the "shareholders - especially in these days of an oversupply of information and data. Successful govermental orgainizations respond to major issues and most begin by changing the players when it is agreed that things are not going well. President Truman fired Douglas McArthur, an almost mythical figure of WW2, because he was losing - Big Time . There were calls for impeaching Truman. Truman put Ridgeway in command and that appointee gave Truman the victories he need to settle the Korean War without a WW3 . It is now every American voters chance to decide if the incumbent has demonstrated a pattern of successful actions that will lead us all out of this pothole . This is the fourth year Mr. Obama has been in control - time to stop blowing smoke and choose a future .
Jim Braun September 05, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Daria, I've been critical of you in the past, but I fully agree with you on Obama being a whiner and a blamer. I'm not that old and am not into Presidential politics, but in my life, I've never seen nor heard of any other president "passing the buck" as much as the current President does. I'm sure some Presidential historian will chime in with "huh huh what about Tyler, or surely the only reason Taylor didn't was because he wasn't in office long enough". Those are both made-up jokes and were not intended to offend the Tyler and Taylor fans out there as I know there are many. You know how every President picks and chooses some items from past administrations to take into the Oval Office, such as Kennedy's desk being a more famous one? Obama should have taken fellow Democrat Truman's "the buck stops here" desk plate, stuck it on his desk, and stopped acting as if even though he is President, he is powerless to do anything but live with what the much more powerful previous administration's epic and unyielding policies placed on the books in perpetuity. Does anyone believe that? His shortcomings are due to what his predecessor did? What kind of excuse is that? Sheesh....
Christopher Schaefer September 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Rosa “out-of-touch-with-reality” DeLauro has proposed raising the federal minimum wage in three stages to $9.80 per hour: an increase of 35% over the current level. Studies project job losses in the range of 256,000 to 768,000 following a wage hike of this magnitude, according to Employment Policies Institute, a nonprofit research organization focusing on employment growth, with emphasis on issues that affect entry-level employment. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that of employees working at or near the current minimum wage of $7.25, nearly 50% are under age 25; 43% work in food prep & serving occupations, where profit margins are low. The result will be loss of hours, employment, or both. Among teens, the unemployment rate is already 23.8% nationwide. http://www.wcbm.com/includes/news_items/29/news_items_more.php?id=161961&section_id=29

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