According to the results of the Harris Poll, President Barack Obama has lost points not only in his overall rating, but also in areas including the handling of jobs, education and healthcare.
In February, about 30 percent of Americans gave president Obama positive ratings on his handling of jobs. Now, that number has dropped below one-quarter, and nearly half of Americans gave the President a rating of poor, the poll’s lowest score.
The President is even lacking in partisan support, as only 42 percent of Democrats gave him positive ratings on the issue of jobs, and only 19 percent of Independents gave positive marks.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle, unemployment applications have remained above 400,000 for 12 straight weeks. Although they fell to 375,00 in February, a level that can sustain job growth, they peaked in April at 478,000 and have shown only slight improvement since.
In order for the economy to even keep up with population growth, it needs to generate at least 125,000 jobs per month. At least twice this number is needed to bring down the unemployment rate, the news source stated.