Poll: voters in swing states no better off after Obama term

It’s one more reason for the president to sweat.

According to a new Gallup poll, a majority of voters in 12 key swing states say life is the same or worse than it was in 2008, just before Obama took office on the promise of positive change.   Poll: voters in swing states no better off after Obama term

Among nearly 1,000 voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, 36 percent of Democrats, 50 percent of Independents, and 84 percent of Republicans — a combined 55 percent of respondents — said life was no better for having Obama in the White House.

While some of this discontent may be tied to the deep recession in 2008 and 2009, the recovery years have not treated Obama any better. According to Gallup data, responses to the “better off