October 28th, 2008
10:39 AM ET
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Battleground 2008: Small businesses weigh choices

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Susan Melching calls enduring current economic conditions 'a very frightening experience.'
Susan Melching calls enduring current economic conditions 'a very frightening experience.'

(CNN) - Even before the current economic crisis, voters listed the economy as the top issue in the presidential election.

In a CNN.com special report, Battleground Voters, we talked to voters in five battleground states - Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio - to find out how the economy would influence their choice for president.

In the first of four parts, we talked to small-business owners, who have been at the center of John McCain's and Barack Obama's plans on how they would get the ailing economy back on track.

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CNN's special report on battleground voters continues Wednesday with a look at students, Thursday with retirees and Friday with unemployed voters.


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