As Michael Tesler [UCI associate professor of political science] wrote here at TMC, political scientists have long found that national economic conditions sway voters’ likelihood of voting for the incumbent president. But effects go beyond that: Voters reward or blame the president’s party in other elections as well.

For the full story, please visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/18/coronavirus-recession-would-hurt-all-kinds-republican-candidates-not-just-trump/.

 

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