The jobs report and the top job
President Obama has shown a knack for beating odds but some important trends are working against him. The latest evidence came Friday in a lackluster jobs report. Temple political scientist Christopher Wlezien said research found that voters' feelings about the economy "come into focus over time," during a campaign's last six or seven months. "It's not good news, but it's not devastating news. Voters seem to have taken into account what Obama inherited," he said.