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.