'Frustrated' voters worry about jobs, economy and the future

photo David Tyndale washes windows in north Chattanooga. He and other area residents have varied opinions on next year's presidential election.

Things have been better, no doubt about that.

We're still at war. The economy sputters like a poorly tuned engine. National unemployment hovers around 9 percent - over 10 percent in Georgia and more than 9 percent in Chattanooga.

With the election of a new president less than a year away, residents are aware of the gloomy numbers. Many are asking who can make it better; which candidate can turn this economy around and put people to work again?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Times Free Press and the Georgia Newspaper Partnership recently conducted dozens of interviews with ordinary Georgians and Chattanoogans.