It’s all about the jobs, stupid.
Sadly, Barack Obama has fixated himself on a socialist agenda like the government take over of health care, Cap & Trade and Climate control, rather than concentrating on the one issue that resonates with all Americans … JOBS! There is already some real bad news out there when it comes to the unemployment rate and jobs in America. After the Christmas season and into the first part of 2010 we will get a much more realistic unemployment number.
However, in a recent Rasmussen poll, 67% of voters stated that the unemployment rate will be the same or higher a year from today. Worse yet, 29% said that they think the unemployment rate will be even higher then the present 10% rate.
Despite President Obama’s highly-publicized jobs summit late last week and a slight drop in the national unemployment rate to 10%, Americans remain pessimistic about the jobs situation.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 67% of adults think the unemployment rate will be the same or higher a year from today. That includes 29% who believe the unemployment rate will be higher than it is now and 38% who expect it to stay about the same.
Another 29% say the country’s unemployment rate will be lower in one year’s time.
If this turns out to be true and the unemployment rate in the US is at 10% or greater at the time of the midterm elections, Republicans will not only pick up seats in the House and Senate, they could possibly win them back. The anger and resentment toward what is going on in Washington, DC is that great. Try telling a person who is out of a job to vote for them when you were the one responsible for them losing their job and doing nothing serious to help create jobs. Fat chance.