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Obama’s Approval and the Dow

We plotted a chart of President Obama’s approval and disapproval number since the election on November 20 alongside the Dow Jones. The chart is below, please click on the chart for a larger version:

Obama's Approval and the Dow

Our chart data comes from Rasmussen polling data conducted since November 20. We have edited the data points so that the poll and the Dow match day by day (polls were taken on some days the market was closed and the polls took a holiday on some trading days). Also, we should caution that each poll has political biases, in this case Rasmussen is conservative, meaning that the approval ratings can reflect a bias based on politics. Finally, keep in mind that this is just a simple graph, correlation does not imply causation!

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