June 11th, 2012
08:25 AM ET
6 years ago

Computer model shows perfect storm for Obama

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is running against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but the economy may truly be his greatest opponent.

"It's not the only factor, but it's arguably the most important factor," said George Washington University associate professor John Sides, who has created a computer model to analyze the impact of the economy on the presidential campaign.


Filed under: Economy • President Obama
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. charlesName

    Obama would do much better if congress would do something. How can we work if people like the joke romney keeps lies going. The sad thing is people beleives the lies. Gop. Needs to work with Obama. Put us to work now and fix the debt. The more people working the more taxes payed in to fix the debt. Romneys way is cut taxes for the rich. Cut middle class and make the workers of this great country to pay more taxes. Where's the fareness in that. I say Obama in 2012 with hillery as VP. And hilly Clinton in 2016. Save our way as Americans. We have a way of life, save that. Vote Obama.

    June 11, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  2. Marie MD

    Yes, of course. Yiu can compare shat was going on during the Carter administration and now!
    Carter didn't have a congress of teapublikkkans hell bent in throwing him out not because of his policies but because of his race.
    Are these like the weather and hurricane models? They always seem to be 99.9% wrong. This idiot will now go on faux news to spew the news!
    The slow recovery, but recovery nevertheless, is thanks to the party of hell no and rove and norquist!!! It's not the President who is putting bumps on the road even if the country sinks!!!

    June 11, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    We have seen a dip in job creation for each of the past three springs. Some sectors of the economy are growing, but some of the biggest are contracting, especially construction.

    June 11, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |

    The economy may be issue #1 fro most people, however it's not for me. I have a job. My retirement account is lookiing good once again. Not to mention I got a raise last year for the first time in 2 years. The economy is improving and it is due to the President's policies. I'm not voting for some out of touch multimillionaire who doesn't know the pain of average Americans. Willard may think this election will be solely about the economy, but he's dead wrong. When people open their eyes and realize that he's got a bunch of Bush war mongerers advising him, they'll think twice. Can Willard keep us safe and keep the pressure on Al Queda? I'm not willing to elect him to find out.

    June 11, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  5. 1crusader

    The bottom line is , much of what is happening is out of the hands of any president, and if Romney were president, things aren't going to change overall-but, if anything, would most likely be worse because of his policies.

    June 11, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  6. chuck weidemann

    The republican party has adopted the theme of divide and conquer....Scott Walker says it right out in the open. Contempt for our fellow citizens rule the day...there is no United in States at this time! How do you suppose you put the Genie back into the bottle? VOTE for a congress that has a solutions orientation!!

    June 11, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  7. Ray E. (Georgia)

    There are still a ton of problems out there that get glossed over by the Figures and Liars. Entitlements, Social Security, unemployment, millions on food stamps, morgage forclotures, etc. Obama Care has blunted hireing because employers don't know what to expect. The House has passed bills that the senate won't even take up. Now the Bush Tax Cuts are again running out. So Obama and the liberals have a problem looming. The Ship is heading towards the iceberg but no one is at the helm. Somebody need to lead and stop voting present.

    June 11, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |