October 31st, 2008
02:07 PM ET
14 years ago

Battleground 2008: Creating, keeping U.S. jobs

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(CNN) - Even before the 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 last of four parts, we talked to the unemployed, who say keeping jobs in their communities and in the country is key to their vote.

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Check out the previous stories in CNN's special report on battleground voters: Tuesday's installment focused on small business owners, Wednesday's on students and Thursday's on retirees.

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  1. Ray

    How do we keep jobs in America? 1. Quit penalizing American companies with higher taxes and encourage American jobs by American people! 2. Allow people to keep more of their own money! 3. Quit lying about socialism being good for the US economy!

    Ps. Why do all the Obama supporters attack McCain-Palin in order to support Obama instead of touting Obama's platform? Is it true they don't even know what Obama stands for?

    October 31, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
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