Presidents and their parties live and die on the performance of the economy. Every incumbent president defeated for reelection since World War I confronted a bad economy. Perceptions of economic health and economic opportunity shape voter choices and candidate strategies. So, nine years removed from the onset of the Great Recession, entering the eighth year of the Age of Obama, are voters and the economy better off?

By: Kirby Goidel and Keith Gaddie, The Huffington Post

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