Unemployment also increased in 11 key swing states as Mr. Obama’s unemployment legacy
continues and the presidential election looms.
As a precursor, nationwide, employers added a meager 96,000 jobs in August, falling from July's gain of 141,000, a sure sign that the economy is in reverse when compared to an average of 226,000 jobs a month added in the January-March quarter.
August unemployment figures
reflect a weakening economy as Mr. Obama asks for another four years, including a chance to push the Supreme Court hard left during a second term.
But pesky economic indicators like jobs and unemployment continue to cause mainstream media
to work harder to promote their candidate. The problem for mainstream media is that it sweats blue.
Now, left-wing television newsreaders have to crowd gloomy unemployment reports and new poll numbers showing the race tied between their Obama campaign spots.
in Michigan to 9.4 percent from 9 percent. In Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid’s home state, unemployment edged up to 12.1 percent, the highest unemployment rate in the nation. On Friday, GOP nominee Mitt Romney took his campaign to Nevada.
Amid the last gasps of Obama’s first and hopefully only term, unemployment rose in five other battleground states: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa.
Meanwhile, unemployment ticked up for the third consecutive month in Obama’s home town of Chicago, to 9.1 percent.
But unemployment was flat in three closely contested states that are rich in electoral votes and have Republican governors. They are Florida, Virginia and Ohio. Yesterday, in Virginia, Democrat Senate candidate Tim Kaine
, during a debate, said he was open to a new tax on the poorest Americans; yes, a federal income tax on the lowest earners. Republican candidate George Allen didn't even have to unwrap his present.
But there’s another problem for Obama and his fawning mainstream liberal media campaign workers. It’s those annoying major national polls. Friday, the latest Gallup Poll
has Romney in a dead heat with the unemployment president.
Meanwhile Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll
has the candidates virtually tied at 47 percent Obama to Romney’s 46 percent.
As mainstream media shows its decidedly left bent, no longer even pretending to be unbiased, it’s not at all clear what effect that bias is having on voters. The more the media struggles
to present the Republican ticket as dead on arrival, the more they discredit themselves, as the latest poll clearly show.
The election is six weeks away, and as hard as they try, the mainstream media has still not sold America on Obama, and the harder they try, the higher the distrust of media
shows up in polls.