As Election Day draws ever closer, many voters are still weighing their options -- and FOX 9 News went out to find out what factors carry the most weight.
With 58 days to go until the election, recent polls in key swing states -- including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio -- show President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by a few points.
When political topics pop up in discussion, Julie Cowell and Eric Bischoof listen to one another quietly -- but that doesn't mean the couple quite agrees. Bischoof, a Romney supporter, thinks his candidate can win if he keeps his focus on the electoral map.
"Romney has to stay on point about the economy," he said. "It's the economy, stupid. Economy, economy, economy -- don't change the page."
Cowell, who voted forObama in 2008, is undecided this time around -- but she still thinks he has a major edge in a critical category.
"Obama is very likeable to me," she explained. "I like him as a person, and I haven't connected with Romney on that level."
When the topic transitions to specific issues, the real emotions start to come out bit by bit between the two. One favors portions of the health care bill, the other wants it repealed completely -- but as in any good relationship, there's still room for compromise.
"If my boyfriend convinces me to," Cowell said with a laugh.
Near the food trucks on Marquette Avenue, there are big servings of advice on what Obama should do to close the deal -- from touting the revival of the auto industry to highlighting other economic gains since 2008 while highlighting that recovery will take more time.
Although most Romney supporters agree he should keep his focus on the economy and avoid getting distracted by social issues or petty politics, not everyone is convinced that he and Obama are doing a good enough job of explaining their plans.