August Jobs Report not Good for Obama
The disappointing August jobs report raises yet another campaign obstacle for President Barack Obama. This makes his hopes of holding onto his own job even more challenging. The lackluster report could wipe out or diminish any traditional bounce in the polls he might have gotten from the three-day Democratic National Convention. "The broad message here is flat, flat, flat," said economist Heidi Shierholz with the labor-affiliated Economic Policy Center.