President Barack Obama may face an uphill battle on the economy in eight battleground states during the November presidential election.

The study, by personal finance website MoneyRates.com, looked at how the unemployment rate, average salary and median credit score in the eight states have fared relative to the rest of the country since Obama was elected in 2008. It looked at Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Six of the eight states performed below the national average in two of the three measures, suggesting that voters primarily concerned with pocketbook issues in these states may be inclined to favor Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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