Wouldn’t It Be Nice . . .

by Larry Bartels on February 15, 2012 · 1 comment

in Blogs,Political Science and Journalism

. . . if this was how the world worked?

Do swing states economies matter?

Posted by Ezra Klein

John Sides says no, and rounds up some evidence showing that voters judge the president based on their perception of the national economy, not the conditions of their local economy. If that’s correct, then you can pretty much disregard my column on Obama’s swing-state problem.

Kudos to John and, especially, to Ezra Klein.

{ 1 comment }

Tobin Grant February 15, 2012 at 10:56 pm

We need to send this to every journalist who writes something like, “The economy is a big issue in ___ because unemployment/foreclosures/etc are above the national average”

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