Manufacturing Voters Could Swing Election

Wed, 05/30/2012

As President Obama and Governor Romney work to court voters, manufacturing issues continue to play front and center. A new Reuters story takes a look at blue-collar workers in Ohio who could swing the election:

As of this week, white working-class voters across the Rust Belt leaned toward Romney, with 44 percent of respondents in a Reuters/Ipsos poll saying they would vote for the Republican if the election were held today, versus 30 percent for Obama. (For purposes of the poll, the Rust Belt includes Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and parts of New York and Pennsylvania.)

Read the full story here.


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