Most Americans didn’t think the last jobs report was bad news: Gallup
The most recent jobs numbers were abysmal, prompting everyone from InTrade to the New Yorker to downgrade President Obama’s reelection prospects. But the public hasn’t noticed much of a difference. Gallup’s latest poll shows that less than half (42 percent) saw the last month’s unemployment and jobs numbers as negative, with almost as many describing the report as “mixed”:
What’s more, there’s been little change in public opinion on the economy overall since the jobs numbers came out. More Americans still believe that the economy is getting worse than getting better, but that sentiment doesn’t seem to be sharply increasing — at least just yet. As you can see from Wonkbook’s dashboard, Obama’s lead in the RealClearPolitics average has actually increased.