A new USA Today/Gallup poll shows that 56 percent of swing state voters say they are not better off than they were in 2008. This sentiment may be explained when taking a look at data released by the Labor Department Friday that shows unemployment rates up in July from June in nearly every state, including seven hotly contested swing states in this year's presidential election. Criticism of President Obama's economic policy and job creating performance has been the cornerstone of Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, but the reelection team and fellow Democrats will quickly point to the economy Obama inherited, from a Republican administration; as well as global financial developments that have effected the U.S. recovery and are outside of the president's control.
On "Real News From The Blaze" Monday the panel discussed what unemployment looks like in the most important swing states, and whether political bias affects how voters answer the question: "Am I better off than I was four years ago?" Watch a clip below featuring guest panelist Anthony Randazzo of the Reason Foundation: