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Skip to comments.In second debate, Obama faces challenges on key issues
Posted on 10/14/2012 4:06:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Losing ground to Republican Mitt Romney on a host of issues, President Barack Obama faces a serious challenge to put his re-election bid back on track when the two men face off on Tuesday in their second debate.
With Romney having virtually erased Obama's lead in national polls just three weeks before the November 6 election, Obama is hoping to take advantage of the town hall-style format in Tuesday's debate to make a direct pitch to voters.
On Sunday, Reuters/Ipsos surveys of likely voters indicated Romney had closed the gap or overtaken Obama in the past two weeks on a range of issues - from who would be better at creating jobs to dealing with taxes and Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Although the U.S. unemployment rate dipped below 8 percent last month for the first time since Obama took office in January 2009, Romney now leads the incumbent by 42.5 percent to 39.2 percent among likely voters on the question of who would be better at creating jobs. That reverses a lead of almost 6 points for Obama on that issue on September 30, before the first debate.
The pressure is now on Obama.
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10/17/12..Romney up by 6
Obozo, is like the guy that is driving his car down the road with the fuel minder light on daring the car to run out of gas.
The Mass Media is going to pull out all the stops to save Obama. I know they are just waiting to write “Obama the come back kid” stories for the next two weeks
Video of the 2008 town hall debate.
‘Obama: “Well, look, I understand your frustration and your cynicism, because while youve been carrying out your responsibilities most of the people here, youve got a family budget. If less money is coming in, you end up making cuts. Maybe you dont go out to dinner as much. Maybe you put off buying a new car.
Thats not what happens in Washington. And youre right. There is a lot of blame to go around.
But I think its important just to remember a little bit of history. When George Bush came into office, we had surpluses. And now we have half-a-trillion-dollar deficit annually.
When George Bush came into office, our debt national debt was around $5 trillion. Its now over $10 trillion. Weve almost doubled it.
And so while its true that nobodys completely innocent here, we have had over the last eight years the biggest increases in deficit spending and national debt in our history. ‘
He knows Romney will just fill in the new higher numbers and cite him.