But jobs remain the key issue. Romney's promising 6% unemployment by the end of his first term, if elected.
President Obama focuses on jobs in Iowa today. He says making businesses profitable isn't the only goal: "That's important, that's part of our free market, but not if it's purchased at the cost of massive layoffs," declared The President.
Computer giant Hewlett Packard just announced its laying off 27,000 workers. "The President needs the economy to bounce back pretty strongly between now and November sixth and there are a lot of signs that that's sort of not happening," said Charlie Cook, author of "The Cook Political Report."
The President, needing a boost; American workers needing a boost, and Mitt Romney needing a boost,in the polls in his quest to get the job done.