“Prospects for an Obama win have been buffeted by poor job figures and the threat of economic meltdown in Europe. Romney’s team know that convincing America’s swing voters that they might have better job prospects under Republican rule could turn the former Massachusetts governor into a president. The 2012 election is now up for grabs.”
This is an extract from an article in today’s “Observer” newspaper.
Arguably Obama won the election in 2008 because the American economy tanked under the watch of a Republican president. Four years later, the state of the economy could well be the key factor in determining whether Obama can win re-election.