Americans see Jobs as Top Priority for US Next President according to Gallup’s Survey. Voters Want Plans for U.S. Jobs Bloomberg says.
Tarsha Darden, a 34-year-old family doctor who lives in Virginia Beach, volunteered for President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign. Now she doesn’t even know whether she’ll vote for him.
“Normally I’m not a political person but I followed the last election and this time I’m not really following it because I just get tired of all the mudslinging,” Darden said as she shopped in Prince William County in the swing state of Virginia. “It’s hard to figure out what issues are true and what’s not.”
She plans to make up her mind at the last minute, she said, after trolling the Internet to learn more about Obama’s platform and the positions of his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.
An informal Bloomberg survey this month of voters in Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida — each among the most crucial swing states — showed that even those voters who’ve made their choices for November’s election aren’t necessarily excited about their picks. They also say they want Obama and Romney to be more specific about what they intend to do to fix the economy. And the tenor of the presidential race has left them weary and disenchanted, in part because of the reliance on negative ads.
“It’s getting so boring, I’m so tired of it,” said Richard Pollard, 71, a retired overseas development specialist who lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Pollard says he’ll vote for Obama even though he feels “a bit let down” by his handling of the economy as the jobless rate remains above 8 percent…