POSTED: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:00am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The latest jobs report comes out today, and it's probably not good news for President Obama.
Even if it's not great news today, it could be worse.
Today's jobs report is the second-to-the-last before Election Day.
A critical snapshot of an economy that's been stuck in low gear. "Whatever the numbers are, the Romney campaign is going to cite them as evidence that President Obama's policies are failing," says, David Cay Johnston, Author, "The Fine Print".
"The President is trying to convince people he's doing really well. He is not," said Mitt Romney.
Trying to build on the momentum of Wednesday night's debate, Romney is trying to reverse his fortunes in battlegrounds like Ohio, where he's fallen behind.
The President argues Republicans are offering nothing new. "It's not a plan for our economy, it's not a plan for the middle class. It's not change, it is a relapse. And we're not going to do it," said The President.
The latest jobs report, cold, hard facts certain to be the subject of heated debate.
The next jobs report comes out four days before the election.