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A coronavirus recession would hurt all kinds of Republican candidates — not just Trump

The Washington Post, March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

A coronavirus recession would hurt all kinds of Republican candidates — not just Trump

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.