Far from the nation's capitol Americans are watching, listening and weighing. on the issues
For folks like Mike Lehan from Drums, one issue is on his mind..
"The economy the economy right now is very stagnant it has been for quite a while. There's so much blame it just keeps going on and on. I'd like to see him hopefully get control of the situation economically hopefully move forward for a stronger America."
And for others, like Carol Kunyz of Coaldate it was healthcare..
"Well, it's healthcare I don't really like what he's proposing.I noticed alot of my benefits like the medicine I take I can't have the anymore I have to get generic or they just don't cover it."
For Mike Van Orden of Coaldale..troops overseas are on his radar..
"Initially getting our Troops out of Iraq immediately the middle east in general we don't need to be there any longer .The war is just falling aprt get it over and done with just coe home bring them home."
For Rich Hudak of Hazleton gun issues are on his mind.
"Gun control not so much getting guns off the street but making it more tat the citizens have gun locks gun cabinets where young adults or children cant get into them."