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Subject:  Swing States' Economies a Plus for Obama Date:  7/22/2012  8:48 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  1797306 of 2207304

Most of the 12 swing states that will decide the election have economies that are out performing the national average. That's a big plus for Obama -- especially in places like Ohio where many good, Christian, middle-class workers have first hand experience with an Outsourcing Pioneer like MItt Romney.

In seven of those 12 states — Iowa, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — the unemployment rate is below the June national average of 8.2 percent. In some, it is considerably less than the national average; the June rates in New Hampshire, Iowa and Virginia were below 6 percent. Even in Ohio, a state hit hard by the collapse of the manufacturing sector, the unemployment rate is a full percentage point below the U.S. average. Republicans note that the unemployment rate rose between May and June in Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Virginia, among other swing states.


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