here's some numbers for ya, more empirical than polls
from today's usatoday:
Job creation limps along after recession - USATODAY.comNearly two years after the economic recovery officially began, job creation continues to stagger at the slowest post-recession rate since the Great Depression.
The nation has 5% fewer jobs today — a loss of 7 million — than it did when the recession began in December 2007. That is by far the worst performance of job generation following any of the dozen recessions since the 1930s.
In the past, the economy recovered lost jobs 13 months on average after a recession. If this were a typical recovery, nearly 10 million more people would be working today than when the recession officially ended in June 2009.
how long to make back those lost 7 mil, at this rate?
seeya at the polls, progressives