Like the nation as a whole, local voters from Springfield to the Cincinnati area say this election is about the economy and jobs. In last month’s Ohio Poll from the University of Cincinnati, 53 percent of southwest Ohio voters picked the economy as the most important election issue, blowing away the No. 2 issue of health care, which got 14 percent of the vote.
The truth is that Ohio is ahead of much of the nation in its recovery from the recession. In his Regional Economic Report for summer 2012, Wright State University economics professor Thomas Traynor forecast that the “relatively steady and gradual year-over-year growth” seen by the Dayton area the past two years is expected to continue.
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