Given the stops and starts of the economic recovery, it's certainly possible for that perception to change in the next month. Continued trouble in the Eurozone could quickly upend American markets — and given last week's anti-austerity protests in Greece, it's clear the political and economic situation there has not stabilized. And there will be two U.S. jobs reports between now and the election — one of which will come out the Friday before voters head to the polls. The August report was weak, showing just 96,000 jobs created. If the numbers dip further (certainly a possibility, given the uncertainty over the mandatory budget cuts and tax increases scheduled to go into effect at the end of the year), voters may be more receptive to Mr. Romney's economic message, particularly if he provides more specifics about his plans.