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Now we take you to relax and they're a young man we know who is a native of Ohio and spent some time hey now hey mark that we would have drilled down -- show you what happened four years ago and see what we can figure out as the what's moving.
In Ohio right now based on John's reporting right -- results from 2008.
At favor Barack Obama in Ohio we took the -- electoral votes then.
That a by -- and a -- and five points of the Senator McCain.
52 to 47%.
We just saw governor Romney.
And vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan there and western Ohio which borders right here and Franklin County Columbus, Ohio bumps up against Delaware County which -- quickly growing -- to the north.
-- -- is right here but Columbus, Ohio is a place that Barack Obama cleaned up 6139%.
Over John McCain.
Why is that important because Barack Obama -- -- -- likely.
And the big cities Cleveland and Columbus this time around.
Which means governor Romney has to drive up those numbers outs in the rule areas in the southwestern part of -- what we found in Ohio.
Is that the politician the man -- can convince voters that they can create jobs and Ohio.
Will win the job for four more years.
Fred Hutchinson chased his American dream with a high school education.
And thirteen years of hard work so you built this absolutely.
From start to finish.
His impressive heavy equipment business which employs a 140 people in the tiny town of Carroll Ohio.
Was on its way back in -- says the economy's -- this past summer -- there was a lot of jobs -- to start and guys just put the brakes on.
And a lot of what we're hearing from the industry is that's due to this election Hutchinson and recently laid off seven employees.
And says he can't even consider bringing them back to the White House is decide.
This State's unemployment number -- seven point 2% which is about a point lower than the national average.
But many argue that hardly reveals the whole story across the state of nearly twelve million people.
-- recovery -- bit uneven it really depends on where you are in the state.
This past summer unemployment they've dropped in half of its 88 counties but even at that -- It will take Ohio three and a half years to get back to where it was.
-- the fifth generation home builder Henry -- he says he's finally emerging from the recession.
At the high -- the economic boom -- was building more than 200 homes a year.
The -- hit the wall.
-- he did not put -- a single house for three years.
This year he's -- five and for him the election is all about jobs.
Unemployment means people can't buy washing machines cars and homes you know so this this is a -- if we don't do the same thing we've done the last couple years.
You see the economy drop back down.
He'll vote for governor Romney -- -- -- in the works for him will not -- he took over half of the masks Dennis Taylor thinks President Obama needs more time they leave them.
So you have faith in the president Ali and you'll vote for him -- million.
The latest polls show that Ohio will the -- yet again its reputation.
As these battleground in America.
The race is close but the president holds a slight lead it's not about whether -- doing that much better it's this argument between Romney and Obama.
Who can do a better job of bringing in the country totally back.
So here's what you have yet unemployment seven point 2% the underemployment numbers at 14%.
So how does that factor it can be a marvelously can found things hate.
Of Ohio unemployment in the southeastern part of states around 13%.
And the northwestern part of status four and a half.
Tonight go to try to figure out how these would measure out or how they balance one another routes.
And -- a lot of it was failed once it's battleground -- you know it's a reflection of America you have big cities.
You have rural countryside it's you have big university towns were students vote.
And then -- a lot of farmland but you have huge minorities in Ohio as well which can swing election and -- -- is valid.
And union -- and there is a large large middle class and Ohio which.
-- -- reason why we keep our focus upon so greatly now especially in these economic times eighteen electoral votes.
No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio and that's -- Romney and Ryan today.
And central we think -- you like that at 6 o'clock tricks up on the half and I found -- that that's -- I'll take that.
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