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History Shows Presidents Get Re-Elected When Unemployment Is High _ So Long As It's Falling [View all]

By PAUL WISEMAN | Associated Press | Jan 7, 2012 11:29 AM CST in

Unemployment is higher than it's been going into any election year since World War II.

But history shows that won't necessarily stop President Barack Obama from reclaiming the White House.

In a presidential election year, the unemployment trend can be more important to an incumbent's chances than the unemployment rate.

Going back to 1956 no incumbent president has lost when unemployment fell over the two years leading up to the election. And none has won when it rose.

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