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The economy and its impact on US voters

Political scientists say it's close to impossible for a candidate to unseat a serving president when the economy is booming

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Americans are currently witnessing an expansion of the economy, a falling jobless rate and a bullish stock market amid an upswing in growth.

WHEN political strategist James Carville coined the phrase "It's the economy, stupid!" as the theme of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H W Bush, he echoed the view of the majority of American political scientists, that the condition of the...

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