How Does The Economy Influence Voters? : Planet Money The economy is one of the most important factors in how people vote. But its influence has been changing and it has everything to do with politics.
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How Does The Economy Influence Voters?

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How Does The Economy Influence Voters?

How Does The Economy Influence Voters?

How Does The Economy Influence Voters?

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RICHMOND, VA - November 5: Voters cast their ballots at Robious Elementary School Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Chesterfield County, Va. (Photo by Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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It may not be surprising to learn that the state of the economy influences votes. But how you actually view the economy may depend on your politics, says political scientist Amber Wachowski.

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, adds that voters don't always look at the economy as a whole. Instead, they tend to focus on a few key indicators to assess the economy's health.

How will voters' perceptions about the economy affect the 2020 elections?

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