The Obama Surge: Few Employers are Planning to Hire During the Fourth Quarter

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 at 7:53 am
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He’s really got the momentum coming out of that wildly successful convention, huh?

A survey to be released today finds few employers are planning to hire during the fourth quarter, another blow to President Obama, whose re-election may hinge on whether the economy improves before Election Day.

“Between the uncertainty in the global economy and the uncertainty of the election, the survey results are really not surprising,” said Susan Fontana, regional vice president at ManpowerGroup, the global staffing agency that interviewed more than 18,000 employers nationwide for the survey. “In an election year, we see more of a stalling pattern. Then businesses start to move forward with their plans.”

Of the more than 140 employers interviewed in Greater Boston, only 13 percent said they plan to hire more employees in the next three months, while 7 percent expect to reduce staff. That’s a net employment outlook of 6 percent — less than half the 13 percent in the current quarter and lower than the 9 percent fourth-quarter outlook a year ago.

Does anyone in their right mind think hiring will pick up if this incompetent boob is re-elected? Or do you suppose businesses might be inclined to hire if they see someone with business experience in the White House.

This is simple stuff, folks.

Nationally, 17 percent of employers expect to add jobs while 9 percent expect to reduce payroll, for a net outlook of 11 percent when seasonal variations are removed from the data.

Meanwhile, after the giddiness of Charlotte wears off, Obama’s “lead” in polls is rather tenuous, at best.

President Obama’s lead over Governor Romney shrinks from 7 points in August to 2 points in September, according to the latest Investor’s Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP Poll.  Romney gains support from men, southern, rural, and Hispanic voters this month.

Hispanic voters? How can this be?

CNN concocted a poll showing Obama with a big lead, except there isn’t one.

This new CNN/ORC survey, unlike many other analyzed, not only over-samples Democratic voters, but also massively under-samples independent voters, to produce a result more favorable to Barack Obama. This survey’s sample includes 397 registered Republicans and 441 registered Democrats. But the survey included a total of 822 registered voters, leaving only 37 independent voters at most. The survey clearly under-sampled independent and Republican voters.

The most trusted names in news. LOL.

Here’s another reality check for Obama. Just wait until we see reliable polls with only likely voters.

9 Responses to “The Obama Surge: Few Employers are Planning to Hire During the Fourth Quarter”

  1. Chipperoo on 11/11/12 at 10:18 am

    You hit the target dead center. Here’s how Robert Samuelson put it in a recent column : “It’s less about whether you’re better off now than four years ago and more about whether you believe things will get better. Put differently: Do Americans believe Obama has lost control of events, justifying a change at the top?”

    Romney must talk about how bad things have been over the last four years. But he needs to bang the table, shouting “Obama’s policies and incompetence made things worse” and “Do you really expect he can make things better over the next four years or do you expect more of the same?”

  2. Lightwave on 11/11/12 at 10:43 am

    I agree.

    Romney has to get in the mud. He has to call this President incompetent, an empty suit, a liar, and a fool, who has surrounded himself with incompetent fools like Tim Geithner and Henry Chu, empty suits like Hilda Solis and Kathleen Sebelius, and liars like Rahm and Hillary.

    If these idiots are the best and brightest, why is unemployment still above 8% even with Obamee fixing the numbers? The reality is unemployment is over 11% and combined underemployment is 20-25% in nearly every state.

    “Do you believe this President is even capable of fixing the problem even if we gave him 40 more years? Frankly, I don’t think he’s capable of fixing a sandwich.”

    It’s time to win dirty, it’s time to win ugly, but it’s time to win, Mitt.

  3. cubanbob on 11/11/12 at 10:50 am

    It’s not just asking if you are better off than you were four years ago but also asking is the country better off than four years ago and do you want four more years of this?

    As for employment, I have yet to see a jobs ad placed by a poor person. They ain’t hiring and neither is the middle-class. So the sooner we get rid of this progressive fool, the sooner jobs will come back.

  4. Valiant on 11/11/12 at 11:07 am

    We could be gathered around campfires for survival as a country.

    The economy won’t matter in the election.

    Politics is about popularity and nothing else.

    America will get what it deserves if we re-elect the JEF.

  5. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 11/11/12 at 12:35 pm

    Does anyone in their right mind think hiring will pick up if this incompetent boob is re-elected?

    You are much too kind.

    “Incompetent boob” is way too mild a term to describe the idiot currently in the White House.

  6. JeffC on 11/11/12 at 12:43 pm

    just based on the CNN poll Romney is going to crush Obama …
    4.5% Independents in the poll ??? a D+7 slant with the D/R ratio ???

    wow … Obama is toast …

  7. RickW on 11/11/12 at 1:53 pm

    “Romney has to get in the mud. He has to call this President incompetent, an empty suit, a liar, and a fool, who has surrounded himself with incompetent fools like Tim Geithner and Henry Chu, empty suits like Hilda Solis and Kathleen Sebelius, and liars like Rahm and Hillary.”

    A blatant proven serial liar with the most shamefully incompetent campaign staff in the history of politics should level these accusations?

    Yeah, go for it, Mitt.

  8. richard40 on 11/11/12 at 5:36 pm

    “Does anyone in their right mind think hiring will pick up if this incompetent boob is re-elected? Or do you suppose businesses might be inclined to hire if they see someone with business experience in the White House.”

    I think it might pick up some even if Obama wins, because the businesses know they are stuck with obama for 4 more years anyway, and they may not be able to delay hiring for 4 more years. A big factor there though will be whether there can be somne agreement to fix the fiscal cliff.

    But I also agree hiring will pick up a lot more if romney wins, since most business leaders, large and small, have much more confidence in romney.

  9. hutch1200 on 11/11/12 at 11:55 pm

    The biz climate tanked just weeks before the ’08 elections, when economists and F-500 CEOs realized SCOAMF was gonna win. THEY did their homework/vetting of him. A boy Marxist at the levers is NOT conducive to the biz expansion. They are just hanging on ’til he’s gone.