With around 20 per cent real unemployment, it's US joblessness that could prove the stumbling block for Obama's second term -- not foreign policy issues, says Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, America's leading company conducting opinion polls worldwide.
An excellent interview about polls and how what questions you ask influences the outcome. One thing we don't really know is how influenced the Gallup pollsters are to big corporations - something that tends to skew the sort of questions that are asked. Mr Clifton implies they are relatively unbiased.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 13th, 2012.]