Rasmussen: Voters Trust Obama On Job Creation More Than Romney
The latest Rasmussen poll result could be seen as a sign that Mitt Romney is losing control of his own narrative:
Following another dismal jobs report, voters overwhelmingly rate job creation as important to their vote but are almost evenly divided when it comes to which presidential candidate they trust more on the issue.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 95% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the issue of job creation as important to how they will vote in November. That includes 69% who consider it Very Important. Only three percent (3%) view job creation as not very or Not At All Important to their vote.
The most important number is only available if you have access to Rasmussen’s subscriber section, and it shows that 47% of those polled trust Obama on the issue of job creation, while 45% trust Mitt Romney. Note again that nearly everyone surveyed said that job creation was important to how they would vote in November.
Given that the jobs picture has been so bad recently, many have speculated that it would be a serious vulnerability for the President in the election and, indeed, the Romney campaign has done its best to make a political issue out of each of the monthly jobs reports. The puzzling thing for many people, though, has been the fact that, despite this admittedly bad news, the President and Governor Romney remained stuck in a tight race and the President’s job approval numbers remain at or near 50%. This could be one reason and, if it’s an accurate reflection of the state of the electorate, I’d suggest that it’s something that ought to deeply concern the Romney campaign. If the public starts viewing the candidates as basically equal on this and other economic issues, then the Romney’s campaigns arguments in favor of firing the President become that much difficult to get across to the public.