Political obsessives and media are fascinated with the weekly and monthly unemployment numbers but I doubt the rest of us believe there is much in them to drive an election one way or the other. If we even pay attention to the numbers. We are being hit with so many numbers this year-hourly, daily, weekly poll numbers from umpteen polling companies and employment stats, state voting records-Meh, they become white noise. Except for the obsessives who see them as tea leaves which predict things.
Hey, an even better predictor of the election seems to be the Washington Redskins. Since 1936 the Redskins games have been a correct indicator of who wins the presidency 17 out of the last 18 elections. If the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the incumbent stayed in office. If they lose that game the challenger has won. The only time this game was wrong was in 2004 when Bush beat Gore.
Sunday Washington plays Carolina at home. And we all know how bad Carolina is. 1-6
There's hope for the Obama team