South Mississippi voters eager to hear economic solutions - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

South Mississippi voters eager to hear economic solutions

Posted: Updated:
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will square-off  Wednesday night in the first of three presidential debates. The first debate will focus on domestic issues, including of course, the economy.

Do people care about the debates and will they be watching? WLOX News talked with voters in South Mississippi about the presidential debates and asked which issues voters are most concerned about.

"It's important to get a view of what each candidate is presenting and what they intend to do to resolve our national crisis of unemployment. Our medical care. Just everything in general. And bring the economy back," said one middle aged, female voter.

"It's something that's been devastating a lot of people. Everybody's been out for jobs and looking for jobs. And it's getting harder and harder. So, I think everyone should watch it and learn from it. See what's going on," added a young man.

"I don't like the way the country has been going for the last four years. And we need to see some changes. And I think it's important to really get involved. I do vote each election," said a senior citizen.

Based on the voters we talked with, both candidates had better have some good ideas about their number one issue: The economy.

"I think it's real important. We've got to get the people back to work. And I guess the one that comes up with the best platform to take and get it started, that's what everybody's waiting on," said one African-American man.

"It means everything to our security right now, especially for us seniors," said one woman.

"I think it's a question of which way this country's going, the right way or the wrong way. Right now, we're going the very wrong way. I'm a Nazi Germany survivor and right now I'm crying about what's happening in this country," said an elderly female.

As for whether either candidate will have that "defining debate moment," only time will tell.

"I just know Obama and Romney is going at it tonight," said one young man.

Copyright 2012 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:26:01 GMT
    18-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll beMore >>
    Eighteen-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll be arm in arm with.
    More >>
  • Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:54:05 GMT
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.