Surprise, surprise? Americans still say job creation should be top priority

Posted by mmcmullan on 12/03/2013

In case you missed it earlier, there’s a new poll out from the National Journal. And its findings show that early in the morning, at the end of the day, and long after we all go to sleep, the American public cares most about job creation. Writes Alex Roarty:

By more than three to one, Americans said they would be "very pleased" or "somewhat pleased,"…if the chief executive and lawmakers worked together to create jobs—either by cutting taxes and regulations or by increasing federal spending on infrastructure projects. Both options were the most popular of the six policy goals offered to respondents.

Oh, that’s some good polling. Yes. The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) likes that. It’s nice and consistent with our own polling that has shown the same over the years. Americans wanted jobs in 2010. They kept harping on about it in 2011. They wanted jobs in 2012 for some reason. And both presidential campaigns – as well as Senate races in battleground states – acknowledged this by throwing money at the issue, making “jobs” the number one issue in political advertising in last year’s elections.

But if you're still skeptical, don’t take it from us: A joint ABC News/Washington Post poll and another from Pew essentially reached the same conclusions.

So there it is. It's no secret what Americans want; so where in the Sam Hill is the jobs agenda from Washington?

Read about the National Journal poll right here.
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