July 2nd, 2012
07:47 PM ET

A road trip to the rust belt: What Ohio voters are thinking

A new CNN poll out today gives Mitt Romney and 8-point lead over President Obama in key battleground states.

And perhaps no swing state is more important than Ohio – not since John F. Kennedy has a candidate won the White House without winning Ohio.

The state currently has 7.3% unemployment, well below the national average, and has felt the positive effects of President Obama's much-touted auto bailout, which kept factories in the state open.

So why is the president trailing his rival? Poppy Harlow is OutFront in Warren, Ohio with more.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy • Politics
soundoff (One Response)
  1. ronald williams

    Delphi went into bankruptcy in 2005. When the company emerged in 2009 many parts and pieces were lost which is a
    a human tragedy. What does that have to do with Obama? The goal of the auto bailout was to streamline the industry
    and make it profitable again. Delhi, if it was not for the autobail out would not employ anyone today....This report by
    CNN is really misleading and as void of facts as was the CNN/ORC poll which no one can tell in which of the 15 states the
    respondance to the poll lived in. No wonder I always end up leaving CNN and go back to other stations.

    July 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply

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