“It’s the economy, stupid.” Those are the now famous words of former Bill Clinton adviser James Carville, who coined the phrase during Clinton’s first presidential campaign against President George H.W. Bush.
Nearly 30 years later, those words are still true today. The impact of the economy on elections varies from year to year, but 2018 is shaping up to be one of the best years for the U.S. economy in a long time. Will it have an impact on how Americans vote in November?
A whole host of other factors will impact the answer to that question, including the candidate match-ups and factors at play in each individual state, but AR Intel is taking a deep dive into just how good the economy is right now.