Could the improving economy affect the November election? It might.
The Associated Press reports that the improving economy is swinging the pendulum in President Barack Obama's favor in the 14 states where the presidential election will likely be decided. What's made the difference is that unemployment has dropped more sharply in several swing states, than in the nation as a whole.
A resurgence in manufacturing is helping the economy and Obama's chances in the industrial Midwestern states of Ohio and Michigan. Rob Alexander, Associate Professor of Political Science at Ohio Northern University, says the greatest predictor of how people will vote in November, depends on their personal financial situation.
In March, Ohio's unemployment rate improved to 7.5 % compared to 8.8% a year earlier.