Voters have no faith in Obama or Romney's economic policies

For Americans heading to the polls this November only one issue matters -- creating jobs.

But an overwhelming majority of those voters say neither Barack Obama or Mitt Romney can do it.

A new Fox News poll released yesterday shows 61 percent of registered voters say Obama does not have "a clear plan for fixing the economy."  That number rises to 68 percent among the independent voters who will decide the election and is 58 percent among women.  Only 36 percent of registered voters expressed confidence in Obama's economic policies.

The numbers are just as bad for Romney.  58 percent of registered voters say Romney does not have "clear plan for fixing the economy," with only 31 percent expressing confidence in his economic policies.  54 percent of women polled say Romney has no plan to fix the economy.

That means voters are desperately looking for a candidate with a clear, practical, proven and believable plan to fix the economy, and they're not getting it from Republicans or Democrats.  Creating jobs is far and away the most important issue in this election year, especially to the growing number of independent voters not wedded to either party.

The situation is worse for Obama.  A re-election campaign is essentially a referendum on trust in the incumbent, and voters have none.  The poll shows Romney with a 13-point edge among independents.

The election will come down to one thing.  Can Obama convince enough independent voters in swing states that things will get better if he's re-elected?

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