Skip to main content

Does the Dip in Unemployement Rate Change the Subject

05 Oct 2012

Does the Dip in Unemployement Rate Change the Subject

A month ago, after what was considered a strong Democratic convention and a lackluster one for Republicans, the Romney campaign eagerly looked to the monthly jobs report to change the subject. Now the dynamic is reversed: After what was considered Romney’s strong debate performance and Obama’s subpar one, Democrats were looking to today’s job numbers for some good news. They got it. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8% — the first time it’s been below 8% since Jan. 2009. Does it have an impact? Overall monthly jobs numbers seem to have very little impact on the public. Yet the bigger story is the impact on the tone of the political coverage in a 24- to 48-hour period, and that helps the Obama campaign change the subject from Wednesday night’s debate.

Related Posts

The Washington Report – February 27, 2015

This week's Washington Report! To sign up for the direct email, click here.   SENATE...

In Honor of Veterans

The 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1918, WWI fighting...

GAO Report on Littoral Combat Ship Defects … who is paying?

See Capstone CEO, John Rogers comments below. ----------------------------------------------- By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel...

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.