George Washington University analyst John Sides noted on the political science website the Monkey Cage (http://themonkeycage.org) on Monday that the election provided an almost laboratory-quality test of two theories of voter motivation.
Unlike most other presidential years, he writes, “specific economic indicators point in different directions: a forecast based on gross domestic product is more optimistic for Obama, compared to a forecast based on disposable personal income, which is more optimistic for Romney.”
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Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.
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