Presidential Party and Real GDP
Matthew Martin 12/03/2013 03:55:00 PM
- Reagan actually managed to do a little better than Carter, and
- Obama, dealing with the recovery from the worst recession by far in this series, has done worse than everyone.
But, just remember that looking at this data and claiming that Republicans are actually better for the economy is a pretty extraordinary claim that requires extraordinary evidence. There were 6 republican presidents and 5 democrats. 5 out 6 republicans beat only 1 out of 5 democrats. And that 6th republican hardly did any better, beating only 2 out of 5 democrats.