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The 8-percent rule: Can Obama win with high unemployment?

Nov 5, 2012
Since World War II, incumbent presidents have been defeated in election years when the unemployment rate is above 7.5 percent. What does that mean for President Obama and October's 7.9 percent unemployment rate?
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Attitude Check is a regular segement from Marketplace and Gallup Editor in Chief Frank M. Newport public opinion of the economy on issues from income to politics to consumer confidence with data, insight, and expert commentary.