Transcript

Pocketbook Issues and Presidential Politics

Personal Finance and Presidential Politics What Have You Done for Me Lately? The health of the national economy and personal pocketbook issues are important to We present income, unemployment, fore- closure rates and aver- age personal credit scores along with other data about each state in voters. a dashboard format to analyze the weight of economic stress that may be felt differently by voters depending on where they live in the United States. Unemployment Rate over Time 3-5% 5.1-7% 7.1-9% 9.1-11% 11.1-13% 13.1-15% 2008 2010 2011 U.S. Average 6.8 9.8 8.7 Median household income change $36-42k $42,001-47k $47,001-52k $52,001-57k $57,001-62k $62,100 + 2008-2010 COMPARISON HIGHER LOWER 2008 2010 U.S. Average 50,939 $49,445 Credit score and Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate relative to U.S. CREDIT SCORE FORECLOSURE RATE HIGHER HIGHER ..than the national ...than the national average average LOWER LOWER WA MT ND MN NH VR ID OR SD WY MI NE CA NV IL IN он UT co MO KS KỲ National AZ NM OK TN NC AR Average MS AL TX AK Lots of money A campaign-spending record likely will be set by presi- dential candidates and so-called Super PACS-well- financed outside groups unaffiliated with candidates that are expected to play a new role in presidential poli- tics following a Supreme Court ruling two years ago. Much of this money will be spent in key battle- ground states. VOTE HERE The Electoral Colleges 270 Electoral College votes are needed to win presi- dential election. The Electoral College is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Electoral College was established by the founding fathers as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by popular vote. The people of the United States vote for the electors who then vote for the President. Gauging the nine key states In the two latest United States presidential politics, these states (named also battleground states or purple state or swing states) are the ones in which no single party had an overwhelming support in securing the majority in the popular vote.This resulted in a change in electoral college votes, and led to a decisive swing in the following president's election. November 2004 Election November 2008 Election 2005-2009 Term 2009-2013 Term George W. Bush REPUBLICAN John Kerry vs John McCain vs Barack Obama DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT Colorado Florida 9 Electoral College Votes Party that won the college election 2004 2008 29 Electoral Collage Votes Party that won the college election WY 2004 2008 NE GA AL Tallahassee UT Denver Unemployment Rate (in %) Median Household Income Unemployment Rate (in %) Median Household Income U.S. AVG U.S. AVG NM 11.9 2008 $61,714 10.0 2008 $45,424 8.9 8.0 U.S. AVG U.S. AVG 7.6 Average Personal Credit Score Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate Average Personal Credit Score Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate 5.8 2010 $60,442 2010 $44,243 HIGHER HIGHER LOWER HIGHER 2008 2010 2011 2008 2010 2011 than the National Rate than the National Rate Indiana lowa 11 Electoral College Votes Party that won the college RD election 2004 2008 Electoral College Votes Party that won the college election 2004 2008 AL GA Indianapolis OH Des Moines Median Household Income IL Unemployment Rate (in %) Unemployment Rate (in %) Median Household NE Income U.S. AVG U.S. AVG KS KY 2008 $47,109 2008 $50,776 9.6 9.0 U.S. AVG U.S. AVG 7.5 Average Personal Credit Score Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate Average Personal Credit Score Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate LOWER 2010 $46,322 6.2 5.7 2010 $49,177 4.8 LOWER LOWER HIGHER 2008 2010 2011 2008 2010 2011 than the National Rate than the National Rate Nevada New Mexico 6 Electoral College Votes Party that won the college R election 2004 2008 Electoral Party that won the college election OR ID College Votes 2004 2008 Carson City AZ Santa Fe UT Unemployment Rate (in %) Median Household Income Unemployment Rate (in %) Median Household Income 14.9 13.0 CA AZ U.S. AVG U.S. AVG TX 2008 55,437 2008 $42,635 8.7 8.6 U.S. AVG U.S. AVG 6.5 Average Personal Credit Score Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate Average Personal Credit Score Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate 2010 51,525 5.4 2010 $45,098 LOWER HIGHER г008 г010 2011 LOWER LOWER 2008 2010 2011 than the National Rate than the National Rate North Carolina Ohio 15 Electoral College Votes 18 Electoral College Votes Party that won the college R election 2004 2008 Party that won the college election ww 2004 2008 VA MI PA TN Columbus Unemployment Rate (in %) Raleigh Median Household Income Unemployment Rate (in %) Median Household Income U.S. AVG U.S. AVG KY 9.8 10.0 2008 $43,473 9.6 2008 47,528 8.5 U.S. AVG U.S. AVG 7.8 7.6 Average Personal Credit Score Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate Average Personal Credit Score 2010 $43,753 Foreclosure 2010 $$46,093 Filing Activity Rate LOWER LOWER HIGHER HIGHER 2008 2010 2011 2008 2010 2011 than the National Rate than the National Rate Virginia TM 13 Electoral College Votes Credit Donkey Party that won the college RHD election MD 2004 2008 OH Richmond O. Unemployment Rate (in %) wv Median Household Income NT U.S. AVG SC 2008 $62,769 U.S. AVG Sources 6.6 Average Personal Credit Score Foreclosure Filing Activity Rate 6.2 2010 $60,363 National Archives and Records Administration 4.8 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Experian National Score Index, January 2012 HIGHER LOWER 2008 2010 2011 Realtytrac, December 2011 than the National Rate

Pocketbook Issues and Presidential Politics

shared by Marcogiannini on Apr 02
251 views
1 share
0 comments
A health check of U.S. economics just before the rush for the White House is starting. It has been published on 29th of February, 2012, on Creditdoneky website: http://www.creditdonkey.com/politics.html

Category

Politics
Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy

For wordpress.com:

Click the code to copy
Customize size