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Are right are listening to the voters series continues today in a part of the country that has been absolutely turned upside down we're gonna take you down of the southeast.
Look at the results of the state of Florida tornado on electoral votes on the line in 2012.
And Barack Obama was a winner here four years ago three points over Senator John McCain.
In the central part of the state we went right here to the county.
Of Orange County where you find Orlando look at the margin of difference in this county alone eighteen points for the president.
Over Senator John McCain but what is happened in Orlando over the past four even five years the economy has been absolutely shattered.
Some would even argue that it's a suburban waste land and this part of the state because the housing.
Boom wins and then it all collapsed on itself unemployment by the way statewide at eight point 7% which is higher than.
The national average we went to the suburbs of Orlando.
-- see how they're doing today.
The -- cans bought their home in 2003.
It's now worth about half its value.
When everything went down -- like we've been renting for -- -- -- for -- -- Hardly any of the house.
They worry about their future and there -- nine year old son Tyler -- -- gonna have anything very any event.
Have a house that we found are gonna have -- security -- you know.
Are we going to be work until we die basically because we can't retire.
The -- camps say they will vote for change in November and that means Mitt Romney.
Orange County is -- half by interstate four.
Also known as the -- for -- or it includes fourteen counties 40% of Florida's registered voters who live along the I four quarter.
People here are known to be swing voters they tend to vote on the economy -- angry.
A frustrated Mary Lee walker is one of those voters and independent whose husband lost his job back in January.
They haven't made a mortgage payment in two months.
-- -- -- -- -- Yeah that that's.
I think compared can train now is couldn't -- on the table.
Home naked and getting through it day by day he went -- month to my kind -- How everything's gonna -- -- ahead.
To date Mary Lee is leaning toward President Obama all four years ago Orange County voters went big for Barack Obama.
But in the -- -- elections prior.
It was like the rest of America it was almost dead even a 5050 split.
Winning this time will depend on how people feel about the money in their pocket.
But there are signs of a comeback.
There's only ten mcdonalds -- home builder and for his company's sales -- -- since a year ago you were on rock bottom.
You're on the floor.
But now there's a little bit of a bounce off about -- is that accurate.
There were film about send we fill each monthly gets a little bit better for that we've we've brought the rock bottom now.
Marty -- been a real estate broker for fifteen years she showed us one street that's still in a lot of trouble.
There are twelve homes on the street three year round by the banks -- -- short sales and six R&D locks he -- the good news.
Well the good news says that -- -- or making a turn and we're getting away from the distressed sales and getting more traditional sales.
And as I mentioned investment market is really good.
So it was really bad it's gotten a little bit better and on the employment number four point 7% it was so good four and a half years ago.
It almost -- here two years ago and it stayed around that mark -- so this will be a significant issue.
And five months' time later tonight meet the marquee fan.
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