The American people’s perception about the current job market has recently hit its lowest level in a decade according to Gallup. Only 8 percent think this is a good time to find a quality job, while an incredible 90 percent think it is a bad time to find a job.

2007-2011 trend: Thinking about the job situation in America today, would you say that it is now a good time or a bad time to find a quality job?

For an incumbent president these numbers are simply terrible.

The only small silver lining to these horrendous job perception poll numbers is that it is almost mathematically impossible for the poll numbers to get much worse. If a generic Republican still isn’t beating Obama with perceptions about the economy being this horrible, it is hard to imagine how awful the economy would need to be for the GOP to be polling with a significant edge in the 2012 election.

It is amazing how damaged the GOP brand is right now. Their front runner candidates aren’t polling better than an incumbent president who, based on the current terrible state of the economy, should be heading for a massive loss.

Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at