TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) - Hope and jobs are in short supply in Ohio eight months after President Barack Obama won the recession-battered state in the 2008 election with promises of a better future。
路透俄亥俄州托莱多7月30日电(记者 Nick Carey)---自奥巴马当选美国总统後,给他投支持票的俄亥俄州并未迎来奥巴马参选时许诺的“更好的未来”,8个月过去了,失业率仍然居高不下。
"People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that's why they voted for Obama," said Jeff Fravor, 55, a retired train conductor on his way to breakfast on the outskirts of Toledo。
"I've nothing against Obama personally, but he's new to the job and 'hope' won't fix this mess."
Candidate Obama delivered his message over and over again in Ohio, a politically diverse battleground state that often decides presidential elections。 Obama went back to the state last week with an approval rating below 50 percent。A Quinnipiac University opinion poll released on July 7 showed the Democratic president's popularity in America's seventh most populous state had fallen to 49 percent from 62 per cent in May。 Even worse for Obama, 48 percent said they disapproved of his handling of the U。S。 economy, with 46 percent approving。