Americans will vote for the pocketbooks come November, a survey by Bankrate.com found. Nearly 60% of respondents said their personal financial situation is one of the biggest factors in their decision on who to vote for.
As for who that candidate will be, respondents were evenly divided between Romney and Obama, with 21% saying they would support each candidate. Fully half said it doesn’t matter who wins the election.
“How Americans feel about the U.S. economy and their own finances will be central to the election on Nov. 6,” Claes Bell of Bankrate said in a statement.
Bankrate noted that Franklin Roosevelt was the last president to be re-elected with unemployment above 7.2%. As of June 1, unemployment is at 8.2%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.