Iowa Key Battle Ground State in November Election
Iowans explain why they're divided
Missouri Valley, IA - President Obama, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan can't get enough of Iowa. The candidates have made several visits to the Hawkeye state in the final months of the campaign.
"I've never known Iowa to be so important. Maybe we count. Maybe we do count," Janeen Barrett said.
Iowa is a battleground state because no party is guaranteed an overwhelming majority of votes. This Friday marks the President's eighth trip this year. Romney has visited seven times and his running mate Paul Ryan - three.
We talked with locals at the Edge Bar and Grill to find out why Iowa is such a key battle ground state.
"There's a lot of them that are undecided, extremely a lot of them undecided and it works on both parties, there's a lot of Democrats that don't want him and a lot of Republicans that don't want Romney and Ryan," John Barrett said.
"I listened to the Republican convention and the Democratic convention so far and I've tried to weigh both of them and come up with a conclusion and I haven't done that yet," Don Hoffman said.
Residents in Missouri Valley, Iowa say they want a president who can lower the nation's debt and produce more jobs. "One of the things that bothers me is we've given all our jobs overseas and this has taken a lot of our economy right there and we need to bring that back," Janeen
Janeen Barrett and her husband plan to vote for Romney.
Don Hoffman is leaning towards Obama.
A prime example of how iowa is divided.
"it probably doesn't matter who does win as long as we can get jobs and get things going in this country," Dewayne Shonk said.