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Can Obama Overcome Job Numbers -- and History?

By Alexis Simendinger - August 3, 2012

When 8.3 percent of Americans are unemployed and an election is a little over three months away, it's a flat-out certainty that President Obama is going to have to defy some historical assumptions to find a path to victory. That may not sound startling, but consider the four predictors often cited by political scientists, pollsters and presidential historians: If unemployment at the time of the... (Read Full Article)

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