Poll: Jobs, unemployment fall to second most important issue for voters

After being as the dominant issue in polls for months, jobs and unemployment has fallen to the second most important issue in the minds of voters, according to a new Gallup poll.

In just the last month, the percentage of those polled who identified jobs as their top issue has fallen from 30 percent to 22 percent, getting supplanted by the economy at 26 percent.

Full story: Poll: Jobs, unemployment fall to second most important issue – Andy Barr – POLITICO.com

  • doncicciofitipaldi

    LOL> You obviously don’t understand how the unemployment number can be higher while the number of new jobs created has gone up. Do more research.

  • timOregon

    There are over 26,000 people that have emailed congress from Change.org asking for Tier 5. Those are just the people have have found the petition and have net access. http://www.change.org/petitions/view/the_99ers_need_a_tier_v_added_to_unemployment_benefits

    For the last eight weeks, Initial Unemployment Claims have averaged 450,000 per week. So, over the last four weeks [the month counted], 1.8 million people were laid off. How does that fit in with the claim that 290,000 new jobs were created? The obvious answer is that it doesn’t

    The CES Birth/Death adjustment added 188,000 of those jobs. Birth/Death does not refer to people but to businesses. The BLS guesses how many new companies opened versus how many closed their doors. The BLS then uses that guess to guess again how many jobs those business created or lost.

    Another 66,000 of the new jobs came from census hiring
    Another 26,000 of the new jobs were non-census temporary
    Let’s recap:

    A guess produced 188,000 of the jobs, 66,000 were census and 26,000 were temporary.
    280,000 of the 290,000 “new jobs” were either temporary or the result of guesswork.

    Hollywood Video just laid off 12,000 workers.

    The American public is seeing the the unemployment rate is increasing and that any gains are made by people exhausting their benefits and thus falling off the unemployment count.