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Jobs Slowdown Could Cost Obama The Election : The New Yorker

06/02/2012 03:08 pm ET

I hate to ruin your weekend, but let's be honest: Mitt Romney now has a good chance of being the next President.

How good is good? Your guess is worth as much as mine, but we both know that the likelihood of a Romney victory went up considerably this morning with the release of a shockingly bad jobs report. According to Intrade, an online betting site, it jumped six per cent, and is now more than forty per cent. Obama is still the favorite, but the gap is narrowing.

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