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TELL US: Will Jobless Rate Affect Your Vote?

The jobless rate has fallen to below 8 percent for the first time in four years.

With Republicans and Democrats largely agreeing that Republican candidate Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate last week, there is a new piece of news that could soften the perceived blow to President Barack Obama's campaign. 

The U.S. jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time since Obama moved in to the White House.

The Boston Globe reported that the news could give the Obama camp a boost; it's the same rate as January 2009, when the president took office. 

In the months after the inauguration, the rate increased and topped 8 percent for 43 straight months. In August, it was 8.1 percent.

The jobless rate is determined through a government survey of 60,000 households. The Globe reported that while many of the jobs added last month were part-time jobs, the country could be growing jobs at a faster pace.

What do you make of the news? Do you believe this is a positive for the sitting president? How will it affect your vote? Tell us in the comments.

john November 01, 2012 at 07:22 PM
World News says those jobs have been created in the government not private sector.
Sean Ward November 01, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Thanks to Obama? So you measure how the US is doing by comparing us to other communist and socialist countries? Is 49 million people on food stamps an accomplishment to you?
sandy smith November 02, 2012 at 03:05 AM
There are Christian Muslims, you know? President Obama, regardless of his past is now a Christian. Romney on the other hand is a Mormon who are NOT Christians; they believe that Jesus was born a human and somehow turned into a God and they do NOT believe in the holy trinity. So, if you are voting on only Christianity, you HAVE to vote for President Obama.
Myjanda November 02, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Jerry, you were making a joke right? Otherwise, I'm truly at a loss over what to say to someone who obviously is not only a believer in conspiracy theories, but also apparently believes every piece of drivel and crap he reads on the Internet. Wow, I read about people like you but didn't really believe they existed!! Obama wears a ring dedicated to Allah- Jerry, you're cracking me up- sorry I didn't see this earlier! Sandy, there are Christian Arabs but not Christian Muslims. Muslims and Christians are members of two different religions.
Paul J November 02, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Firstly, there is no such thing as a Christian Muslims by definition of Muslim/Moslem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim. Second, I would rather have a Mormon than a dubiously labeled Christian like Obama who was a member of a so called Christian Church whose Pastor preached a doctrine of sedition and civil unrest. I suggest that you read the section labeled Modern Mormon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon . Third, based on all that I have read and from documented statements Obama has made, he is not a Christian. So for my wife and me, it is not a question of color, religion, race, sex, or any other political wedge/hot button..….It is the fact that Obama has driven this country deeper in debt, has made no appreciable gain as to bettering the US economy, has attacked our Constitutional Liberties and has used every divisive wedge/scare tactic to promote class warfare and civil unrest. In real plain English, in this election the only lucid choice is, Romney/Ryan 2012.

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