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How Obama’s economic stewardship could help Democrats forgenerations to come

Ponder, Daniel, Simon, Christopher, Wendell, Dane and Tatalovich, Raymond (2015) How Obama’s economic stewardship could help Democrats forgenerations to come. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (10 Jun 2015). Website.

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As of June 2015, the U.S. has experienced 63 consecutive months of private sector jobs growth, a result of what many commentators believe has been President Obama’s successful economic stewardship in the aftermath of the Great Recession. But will the Democratic Party benefit from Obama’s positive economic record? In new research which examines Americans’ attitudes towards the economic record of Republicans and Democrats from 1944 to 2013, Daniel Ponder, Christopher Simon, Dane Wendell, and Raymond Tatalovich find that the Democratic Party has benefited for decades in terms of public opinion from the way in which the Roosevelt Administration handled the Great Depression. With this in mind, they argue that Obama’s economic successes may lead to voters feeling positive about Democrats’ economic record for decades to come.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 14:23
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 23:25

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