This photo taken Aug. 2, 2012 shows President Barack Obama greeting people outside Lechonera El Barrio, a local restaurant in Orlando, Fla. Undecided voters in swing states hold the key to the presidential election, but there’s no obvious recipe for winning them over. Friday’s new jobs report, even if dismal, might do little to help challenger Mitt Romney with this group. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
PURCELLVILLE, Va. (AP) — Undecided voters in swing states hold the key to the presidential election. But Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have no obvious recipe for winning them over.
Even a lackluster new monthly jobs report on Friday might do little to help Romney with this group.
Undecided voters interviewed this week said they place little importance on such statistics.
Instead they want more details about Romney's economic proposals and Bain Capital record, less bickering between the parties, and a greater sense of inspiration and leadership from both candidates.
Some of them acknowledge it's a vague wish list.
But with polls showing that about 10 percent of the electorate remains undecided, this sliver of hard-to-please Americans in a dozen swing states could decide the Nov. 6 election.