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More than ever before, economy drives the race
Voters differ on blame
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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