"Economy" and related terms ("economic") have been used a total of 1421 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: Is there any subject that voters care more about? Not according to polls. Republicans will say that the president and his fellow Democrats didn't live up to their promise to make things better. Democrats will argue things would have been a lot worse without them.

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Meg Whitman (R)


  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (up 200% over last week)
  • Overall: 4 uses since Aug. 30

Michael Steele (RNC) (R)


  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (up 200% over last week)
  • Overall: 28 uses since Aug. 30



  • Last 7 days: 22 uses (down 51% from last week)
  • Overall: 390 uses since Aug. 30



  • Last 7 days: 44 uses (down 52% from last week)
  • Overall: 670 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "economy"

...RT @hrhsar: @Alexi4Illinois #Alexi #Quinn #Bean I voted 4 them all cause they care about equality and the economy & Jobs... #ilsen #p2...

Alexi Giannoulias , via Twitter (November 2)

...traveled around the country, he's told voters a familiar story about how eight years of Republican policies drove our economy into a ditch—and how those same Republicans are now asking voters to put them back in the driver's seat:...

Organizing for America (Obama/Biden), via RSS (November 1) commitment to the people of this state will be to keep a laser focus on job creation and economic growth--the issues most important to Californians of all party affiliations--and that's why I'm asking them for their vote on...

Carly Fiorina, via Facebook (November 1)

...Kicking off the final day of our tour in Ft Myers talking about jobs and turning our economy around. #flgov

Rick Scott, via Twitter (November 1)

...campaign. But Illinois' situation is so dire that the only issues that really matter are jobs, the economy and putting the state's financial house in order. It is our opinion that Illinois cannot recover and eventually thrive ...

Bill Brady, via RSS (October 31)

...paramount importance of Nevada having a representative with so much clout and such a high leadership position in these exceedingly tough economic times. And while that alone should be reason enough not to replace Sen. Reid as Nevada continues to dig...

Harry Reid, via RSS (October 31)

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