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Jobs blow for Obama re-election

There was a slight blow for Barack Obama's re-election hopes as a fewer than expected 96,000 jobs were created in America last month. The US President told Americans last night that the path to economic recovery may be tough.

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  1. Robert Moore

Obama electrifies Democrats - but needs to convince undecided voters

Barack Obama talked about his achievements - ending the war in Iraq, drawing back on the war in Afghanistan, and about the death of Osama bin Laden.

He also talked about his other priority - building American infrastructure and investing in education.

It was an impressive performance and it electrified Democrats here, but let us also remember that he wasn't trying to reach the Democrats who will definitely vote for him - he's aiming to target those undecided voters in battleground states like Florida, Ohio, Colorado.

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