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Voice of the Voter: Shiawassee County

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(10/09/12) - Even with the presidential polls tightening and one debate in the books, not every mind has been made up. We continue with our Voice of the Voter series.

Last week we talked to people in Genesee County. This week, we stopped in Shiawassee County where jobs and the economy remain the priority issues for voters in Mid-Michigan.

In small town America, the small businesses can make a big difference. But for Misty Frost, owning her own floral shop hasn't been easy. "It's been really rough, really rough, especially my business, it's a luxury not a need."

Tough times haven't stopped her though. She bought Owosso Floral three years ago - a former employee who's now the boss. The outcome of the presidential election means a lot to her and to her shop. "I keep listening to everything, I need to keep listening, hearing the debates, mainly trying to see what they can do for small business."

Recent polls show a Romney rally in Michigan, but in parts of Shiawassee County voters still need some convincing.

"When they hire somebody for the presidency, they give them four years. Basically the first four years they are trying to clean up the previous president's messes. I would like to see what more he can do," said Kaline Ike of Shiawassee County.

Frost isn't the only small business owner still trying to make a decision. Mark Hanna is still on the fence. "I vote for the right person for the country."

Hanna, of Owosso, wants a leader who will focus on the national debt and fiscal responsibility. "What's important for me is a candidate that will bring to the white house leadership in the areas of financial and economic issues."

"I was sort of undecided and I kind of made up my mind then after the debate I definitely know who I want to vote for," said Joyce Gates of Corunna.

Catch the Vice Presidential Debate Thursday night at 9 on ABC12.     

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