This is probably not a surprise to anybody.
Half of America will be thinking most about their jobs when they vote next November.
According to an Adecco Workplace Insights survey conducted last month, forty-none percent of Americans will be most influenced by jobs creation when they vote in the 2012 presidential election. And currently, this is good news for President Obama.
Despite the various job creation plans put forward by the GOP presidential candidates, 36 percent of Americans believe that President Obama has the most successful plan to create jobs in the United States. He only has to remind us of the recent fall in unemployment to help him out.
Of the remaining candidates, the highest vote goes to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. He still has a long way to go, however—compared to Obama’s 36%, Romney scores only 15%. Fourteen percent of Americans do not know who has the most successful plan, and 10% think no candidate running has a successful plan at all.
Behind jobs creation, healthcare reform is the next most influential issue to impact voters’ decisions. This issue lags a ways behind, however—compared to 49% for jobs creation, 18% of Americans will be influenced chiefly by healthcare reform and even less for education, foreign policy, and immigration.
If Adecco’s survey has it right, it would be in the best interest of the 2012 candidates to pay most attention to their jobs creation strategies.
- Romney Continues to Challenge Obama over Jobs Numbers (usnews.com)
- Gallup Finds Job Creation Improving Slightly (elections.firedoglake.com)