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Jobs and the economy will almost certainly be the pivot points in the November election.
Tonight senior White House foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler reports on where the president stands with the public right now.
In its second appearance on the views since taking office President Obama predicted the November election will be decided on an issue he wishes were stronger.
What's gonna determine the election as the economy and -- people feel as if -- America continues to be this extraordinary land of opportunity.
If that's the case there was bad news for him -- -- USA today Gallup poll that suggests most people feel the economy will be at least somewhat better for years from now if Mitt Romney is elected in November.
And more people feel the economy will be at least somewhat worse if mr.
Obama is reelected.
Asked to grade himself on the view President Obama gave himself an incomplete.
His aides say he's no more content than the rest of the country with the pace of job creation and economic growth.
Many Americans are still.
Understandably anxious about the economy that we have and about.
Where it's going for them personally and where it's going national.
Jay Carney says the answer is a balance of spending cuts and tax increases but.
Republican budget guru Paul Ryan says that we'll send the country backwards.
Point tax our producers and manufacturers are -- the -- -- business has a much higher tax rates that are foreign competitor taxing theirs.
We'll lose the competitive race will lose economic growth.
Republicans blame uncertainty about tax rates for holding back business hiring and consumer spending.
But there was modestly good economic news Americans are starting to see some relief in the price of gasoline.
And sales of cars furniture and electronics all rose in April.
And Americans spent more time in bars and restaurants all signs of increased confidence in the economy.
Neither the White House nor the Obama campaign suggests the economy will be where they would like it to be by the time people go to the polls in November they're hoping the president's vision of how to get there attracts more support.
The division of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
But running on vision rather than achievement can be.
Risky for incumbent leaves you open to Ronald Reagan's 1980 question are you better off now than you were four years ago Brett.
-- it -- a lot of north lawn Wendell thank.
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