Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pivotal Ohio

The following chart shows Ohio's unemployment rate divided by the nation's unemployment rate.

Click to enlarge.

I suspect Romney is sweating bullets.

November 5, 2012
In Ohio, Polls Show Benefit of Auto Rescue to Obama

If the polls are correct, and President Obama wins a narrow Electoral College victory on Tuesday, the pivotal moment of the 2012 presidential race may have actually occurred in 2009. About two months after taking office, Mr. Obama set the terms of the government’s rescue of General Motors and Chrysler, a move that eventually helped to resurrect the American automobile industry, and, in turn, bolster the economy of the king of swing states: Ohio.

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart

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