A Mostly No News Job Report Is Good News for Obama

By: Friday November 2, 2012 11:25 am

With so few days until the election, the state of the Presidential race is basically set. A huge share of the vote has already been cast and the vast majority of voters have already made up their minds. Some major development could still change the trajectory of the race but this new jobs report does [...]

Below 8 percent

By: Friday October 5, 2012 10:10 am

The big news of the day is the jobs report and from a purely political perspective it is very positive development for President Obama’s campaign. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 114,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported [...]

A Bad Jobs Report

By: Friday September 7, 2012 11:36 am

The big story last night was President Obama’s speech but it is already starting to be overshadowed by the big story this morning, a very disappointing jobs report. This election is still primarily about the state of the economy and the data is not good. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nonfarm payroll rose [...]

Obama Job Approval Rating Steadily Improving, Tracking Economy

By: Monday April 9, 2012 10:31 am

For the past eight months President Obama’s job approval rating has been steadily improving while his disapproval numbers have fallen by a similar amount, according to Gallup’s tracking. From Gallup: The turnaround for Obama’s approval started in mid 2011 and closely mirrors the same turnaround in economic confidence that began in mid 2011. From Gallup: [...]

July Jobs Numbers: For Dems, the Most Important (and Worst) Political News of the Day

By: Friday August 6, 2010 10:58 am

That latest job numbers are bad news for the country, and, as a result, bad news for the incumbent political party, which will inevitably feel the brunt of voter anger over the economy. The country lost 131,000 jobs in July, and there is no indication the jobs market will improve in the three months leading [...]

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