Will new jobs numbers help Obama after debate performance?
Impact of latest report on 2012 race
- Duration 4:45
- Date Oct 5, 2012
Impact of latest report on 2012 race
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Is former Howard Dean campaign manager Ross a Fox News contributor and he's joining us now with his perspective again Joseph as we await the president and what he's gonna say about these jobs numbers.
Some might argue it's not how you begin the week.
-- -- -- finish dead how big of a deal are these job numbers for the president his campaign.
-- I think look we've been talking for over a year now about how no president's been reelected with unemployment above 8% so it's it's going to be significant that it's at seven point eight.
Percent I mean in terms of talking points and also the other thing -- is it.
With the -- at the 1141000.
Jobs were created that.
That now added in the last month puts the president at net he's actually there are more jobs created under Obama than they were lost -- that's another.
Talking point that the Republicans will vote will lose now but.
Look it really makes that debate performance by Romney.
A big thing if you look -- Obama of being in the lead nationally and in these targeted states going into the debate.
If -- if we sort of change that debate narrative in Obama won it and then these numbers come out.
People are -- starting to talk about the race being over I think it -- is even more significant so it just really points up how.
How big debt debate performance of Rodney was to overcome all this news it's been.
That's been working against him.
That's interesting -- want to -- that other scenario if it hadn't happened that way but.
But he did and so -- did you -- do these numbers in the news cycle that we'll see over the next several days does it.
Does it wipe out.
Did the debate performance by the president because these new numbers look more positive than expect it.
I don't the -- doesn't wipe out -- luckily you know Romney would have much rather of had these B you know eight point three and rising.
It -- on the president that seven point 8%.
Does talk about -- let him talk about how the recoveries moving apace.
The more significant thing -- though is what the polls were saying before any of this.
Suddenly we -- seeing 57% of Americans starting to say that they thought the country was in recovery only 43%.
Thought it wasn't so there's a real feeling out there for whatever reasons.
That the economy's recovering this is -- this little piece of news here may help the president make that case.
You know it's interesting about that polling is that Gallup ticket took a look at who actually was feeling more confident more optimistic about the economy.
And it looks like -- Democrats and -- felt.
More optimistic about the economy and that skewed the overall reading to show that maybe the public feels more optimistic so.
Whether or not people feel more optimistic because the economy.
Is improving is -- to know through some of the polls let's talk about the facts though that are coming up in the philosophy right because.
Both men we saw on the debate stage had facts to support their claims and we know judge is part of the media is that you know you can really find facts if you want to you can make -- back -- if you want me that's.
That's the reality this is so much information out there so.
How it imported is it these these -- he's talking points that you mentioned that the president might get from these jobs reports.
Vs the philosophy.
And the philosophy that these two men are putting forward what do you what do voters really retained.
Why -- look I think obviously the philosophy matters but I think it's the facts on the ground if people feel economic.
Pressure in their lives and if they're feeling better about it you're gonna see them be you know you know things like the right track which we've seen go up.
The young people and asked the -- is a country on the -- for right wrong track or the right track.
They're starting it more and more of them are saying right track and we haven't been able figure out why is it because maybe their -- even if it's part time work they're finding work -- I don't.
I'm not trying to it to get into the unit -- in those numbers I don't know what it means yet.
I think all of it still benefits to the president.
Right now and puts the Romney narrative.
-- -- let me ask you this that it just taking out there that the the partisan side of all of this for voters who were were officially end.
The big crazy period right -- this is -- right any increase here in the next couple weeks as as season campaign or -- and has been through these elections.
What tips can you give us as voters out there to navigate what we're hearing and what we're gonna continue to hear over the next couple weeks to election today.
I think I look I think people got to research the facts themselves a -- got to look at these -- ilk but both sides are gonna call each other wires in twist the facts and make the economic numbers look the way they want wanna look.
If you're undecided you really got to take time and and it and look you know go on -- Or you know -- pay attention what's happening in and not listen to what the rhetoric on both sides -- going to be I think.
-- -- -- -- Appreciate -- -- look forward to having you back thank you.