September 7th, 2012
08:09 PM ET

Ohio's economic recovery: Did the President's policies save the state?

Who is responsible for turning around Ohio's economy, was it President Barack Obama or Republican Governor John Kasich? In Matt Bai's latest piece in New York Times Magazine, he attempts to answer whose actions led Ohio to doing better than the nation as a whole.

Ohio's economy has added more jobs than any other state, except for California from May to July.

Former Gov. Ted Strikeland (D-OH) appeared Tuesday on CNN's Starting Point and said the credit should go to President Obama.

"I’m going to talk about what’s happened in Ohio and who’s responsible for Ohio’s economic rebound. It wasn’t former governor Ted Strickland, it wasn’t current Governor John Kasich," says Strickland regarding his speech at the Democratic National Convention. "It was Barack Obama, who saved the auto industry and, that’s responsible, we believe, for at least in a related way, one out of every 8 jobs in Ohio.”

OutFront tonight: Matt Bai, Chief Political Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine wrote about the President's role in Ohio's improving economy: "Did Barack Obama Save Ohio?"

Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy
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