Political consequences of financial stress
In this poll:
The political risks of extended joblessness in the country and the financial stresses felt by many Americans are becoming clearer in President Obama’s bid for another four-year term. White voters hit by job loss over the past few years -- either themselves, a family member or a close friend -- say Republican Mitt Romney would do more than Obama to advance their families’ economic interests. Obama has the edge on this question among those not buffeted by unemployment.