The race between President Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been remarkably immune to influence from outside events with only the biggest of news — the killing of Osama bin Laden, for one — able to shift the dynamic even for a short period of time.
Take last month’s unemployment report (published June 1), which showed the worst rate of job creation since June 2011. That’s exactly the kind of report that should change the dynamic. But, in the wake of the May jobs report, President Obama’s economic job approval rating hardly moved at all, neither did his support in a contest with Romney. [cont.]
Scott Clement, Washington Post