Unemployment is still below 8%
So I’ve read a few left-wing blogs and other news sources covering Romney’s apparent bounce in the polls after the first presidential debate. For example: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/gallup-poll-obama_n_1948705.htm...
All of the posts and articles discuss the holding power of Romney’s bounce. Maybe it’s an aberration is the gist of one post. Another speculates that after the weekend, we should see a correction in Obama’s favor, just because that seems about right.
What none of the posts discuss or even seem to remember is that last Friday the unemployment rate dipped under 8%. This is the first time the rate has been that low since 2009. Shouldn’t Obama see some kind of bounce from that? I have a feeling that if things were reversed and it was a Republican who was running for re-election we’d hear it repeated over and over. But apparently, if you’re on the left: you let things like this quietly slip away. I guess you let it slip away, because with an unemployment rate dipping to 7.8% you couldn’t put together a narrative that we’re on the right path. I guess with such a dip the American people wouldn’t care about that. Nope, when you’re on the left you stay fixated on a poor debate performance and let that be the narrative.