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June 02, 2011


Troubling Signs for Obama's Re-Election

"No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2%, the New York Times reports.

"Seventeen months before the next election, it is increasingly clear that President Obama must defy that trend to keep his job."

Harry Enten agrees Democrats should be worried but his forecasting model suggests personal income is of far greater importance to Obama's re-election hopes than the unemployment rate.












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