Majority rejects Obama's jobs plan in Bloomberg poll

By 51-40%, the American people don't think the president's "jobs plan" will bring down unemployment. That's the result found in a Bloomberg poll that also showed significant erosion of the president's core support from 2008: A majority of Americans don't believe President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan will help lower the unemployment rate, skepticism he must overcome as he presses Congress for action and positions himself for re- election. The downbeat assessment of the American Jobs Act reflects a growing and broad sense of dissatisfaction with the president. Americans disapprove of his handling of the economy by 62 percent to 33 percent, a Bloomberg National Poll conducted Sept. 9-12 shows. The disapproval number represents a nine point increase from six months ago. The president's job approval rating also stands at the lowest of his presidency -- 45 percent. That rating is driven down in part by a majority of independents, 53 percent, who disapprove of his...(Read Full Post)

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