Democrat Barack Obama fares better than Republican John McCain on this.
by Mark Silva
With further evidence here that it's the economy, stupid, that could play a deciding role in the presidential contest, the Pew Research Center has collected some unsettling findings about the mood of the American public:
38 percent of those surveyed say affording the cost of food is becoming a problem.
55 percent say real estate values have slipped.
73 percent say good jobs are scarce locally.
87 percent say who is elected president matters to the economy.