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Did Obama Benefit from Competent GOP Governors' Policies on Election Day?

renny4 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:38 PM
The zero certainly got a boost from Sandy in NJ where a 15-min. photo op got him 15% of undecideds for looking "presidential" while walking arminarm with Christie--something Christy never had to do--at the destroyed beach. Now the election's over, the zilch is off on vacation and people in NY and NJ are starving and freezing without food, electricity, gasoline, heat, clean clothes, toilets, or civilization.

Here's something I've been trying to figure out since Obama's re-election on Tuesday, and which I included in my column in Townhall Magazine's December issue (so consider this a sneak peek!): Everyone kept saying the economy was the main issue; and the exit polls agreed. How did residents of swing states feel comfortable enough economically to think four more years of the same would help?

Of the “toss up” states in this election, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada and Florida all elected GOP governors post-2008, and several have GOP senators. In fact, only two toss-up states in 2012 had...