Written by Kelly Moffitt (Columbia Missourian)
An article published in June by the Associated Press, “Poll: Half doubt next president will alter economy,” reported that half of Americans say it won’t matter if Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins the election this fall when it comes to the economy.
“People are especially pessimistic about the future president’s influence over jobs, according to the Associated Press-GfK poll,” AP reports. “Asked how much impact the November winner will have on unemployment, 6 in 10 gave answers ranging from slim to none.”
That’s a pretty startling statistic for such a powerful position in the American government. We want to know if you think the outcome of this presidential election will or will not change the country—in terms of the economy or otherwise. Does that answer change how you feel about voting? Let us know in the form below.
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