The Corner

Gallup: Economy Is Priority No. 1

According to a new Gallup poll, unemployment remains Americans’ main concern. Thirty-six percent of respondents say unemployment or jobs are the most important problem facing the country today, while 30 percent pick the economy in general. The only other option to receive double-digit support is dissatisfaction with government. Gallup notes:

In a perhaps ominous sign for Barack Obama as he seeks re-election next year, today’s 12% satisfaction rating is no better than when he took office in January 2009. Satisfaction did rise in the early stages of the Obama administration, to as high as 36% in August 2009, but has since drifted back down.

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