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Unemployment erodes Obama's election hopes

07-28-2010 13:53 BJT

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Many Americans think President Barack Obama hasn't focused enough on creating jobs. The results of the Reuters poll is threatening the Democrats' prospects in the coming November congressional elections.

The U.S. unemployment rate is at a stubbornly high 9.5 percent. 67 percent of poll respondents say Obama has spent too much time on issues like Wall Street reform and healthcare, instead of jobs. Adding to the Democrats' woes, consumer confidence sank in July to its lowest since February. Republicans hold a 46-44 percent lead over the Democrats as respondents' preferred party for November.

Overall, in July national poll, Obama's approval rating dropped to 48 percent from 50 percent in June.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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