James Pethokoukis

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Is this the economic key to Obama’s reelection?

January 5, 2011

As a follow up to my post on how the tax deal might affect Obama’s reelection chances, here is a bit of insight from superanalyst Dan Clifton of Strategas Research:

Income growth is the key to
presidential reelections and will be the motivating factor of White House initiatives over the next two
years. Obama is starting from a position near President Carter’s, but with new growth initiatives, we
would expect him to slowly climb up the predictive trend line below

Income growth is the key to presidential reelections and will be the motivating factor of White House initiatives over the next two years. Obama is starting from a position near President Carter’s, but with new growth initiatives, we would expect him to slowly climb up the predictive trend line below:

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