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Final round of economic numbers could sway voters

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As the presidential candidates enter the home stretch, a final round of important economic indicators could be a big influence on voters.

Polls show the economy is the most important factor on voters' minds.

Private payroll company ADP says 158,000 jobs were created in October.  That figure beats analyst expectations.  Weekly unemployment applications were down, modestly, and consumer confidence in October was at a five-month high.

Local voters say economic conditions will shape their decision.

"You think about your family," Connie Benzen said.  "You think about long-term projections; goals that you're attaining, personally, and you want to make the best decision that's not just going to affect your life … but us, as a nation, on a whole."

Friday morning, the government releases its last jobs and unemployment report before the election.  If job growth is sluggish and the jobless figure goes above eight percent, expect a tight race to get even tighter.

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