(CNN) - Getting Americans back to work is the goal for both presidential candidates but Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have different ideas on how to get that done.
With the election just over a month away, each candidate says their formula is the one that will create jobs. During a stop in Madison, Wisc., Obama said Romney can't pay for his $5 trillion tax plan without "sticking it to the middle class."
"Can't afford to double down on the same top down economic policies that got us into this mess," he said. "That is not a jobs plan. It's not a plan for our economy. It's not a plan to strengthen the middle class. It is not change, it is a relapse and we're not going to do it."
Mitt Romney told supporters in Fisherville, Va., that the president hasn't lived up to the promises he made when he first ran for office. Romney said the Democrats' approach won't create more jobs.
"They plan on raising taxes on the American people and that will kill jobs. We will not let that happen we want to create jobs not kill jobs in this country."
When asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, Romney topped Obama 51- to 45 percent in a CNN/ORC poll taken before Wednesday night's debate.