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Polls Show Presidential Elections Won't Change Economy
When the second term of George W. Bush came to a close, the entire nation understood that rough waters were ahead. The country was in the midst of two overseas wars, a Financial Crisis and still feeling the pain of a housing bubble burst. Unemployment was rising, consumer confidence was fading fast and the American people decided that it was time to move forward with democratic leadership.
Fast forward four years later and what is visible are many of the same problems that existed in 2008. The country is still engaged in oversea operations, unemployment is still high and the country is in more debt. This situation has left many voters with little confidence that incumbent Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney will have little impact on the many problems facing this country. Although both are clean-cut, smooth talking politician types, neither is Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton, Presidents who improved the health of the economy. This is why a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-GfK showed that roughly 50% of Americans believe that regardless of the candidate elected that the state of the economy will not be improved once November comes around.
"The sustained level of high unemployment and statistics showing one out of seven Americans are now on food stamps has led many Americans not to buy into political rhetoric of a economy bouncing back", explained a political analyst for GPS Tracker Shop. "People believe what they see and what they have seen is years and years of growth stagnation".
Although President Obama has echoed over and over that the country is indeed recovering after 8 years under elephant leadership, his opponent is attacking back that 4 years guided by donkeys has not helped improve the state of the American economy. Meanwhile, everyday families and small businesses are left to live in a environment where nothing appears to be getting substantially better, regardless of political leadership.
With the presidential elections only a few months away, do you believe that either candidate can make the type of impact required to turn the country around?
Which candidate has the best chance to help improve the economy?
Horban is a political writer for GPS Tracker Shop, a fleet management solutions company that offers GPS trackers to both businesses and everyday families to improve safety