Mississippi is in the company of some pretty big states, including California, Florida, and Michigan.
Twenty one percent of the population in these three states and Mississippi is underemployed.
This puts us in a group that has the highest underemployment rate in the country.
Anyone working thirty hours a week or less but wanting full-time employment is underemployed.
Thirty percent of us rank the economy and employment as our two most important problems with healthcare and immigration coming in at less than six percent.
On the other hand the percentage of us who are satisfied with the way things are going is as high as 22%.
That’s the highest it’s been since last spring. This increase is probably due to the optimism of democrats, 37% say they are satisfied with the way things are going, while only 10% of the republicans are satisfied.
The 22% satisfaction rate is good for Obama, but It’s still lower than the satisfaction rating for any recent president that was re-elected.
Historically we don’t give presidents a second chance when we see the economy as the most important issue.
Seventy one percent of us see the economy as the most important issue and 59% of us disapprove of the way Obama has handled the economy.
At the same time congress has a record low approval rating of 10%.
Eighty six out of a hundred are dissatisfied with congress.
In Mississippi our economic confidence level has dropped six points since Barack took office.
But we aren’t alone economic confidence dropped in all fifty states in 2011.
Mississippians, just like the rest of the country are more negative about the economy. This is not a good sign for Obama’s re-election campaign.
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