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Subject:  Re: Second term democrat president Date:  3/24/2013  12:52 PM
Author:  JeffMLittle Number:  242436 of 258147

Consider looking at which party controls the houses of congress

I was going to ask if anyone had that information handy, but it turns out Wiki has similar information...

The overall democrat vs republican effect is not really in question. This has been written about extensively in books like "Not even Close" and "Unequal democracy". To see the overall distribution look at the ranked table by term over the period, again noting that before 1947 the numbers are slightly less accurate because you have to decide whether to use January or July inflation factors.

Presidential term Growth Noteable
Franklin D Roosevelt 3 73.7% New Deal, pre-WW II
Franklin D Roosevelt 1 40.7% Great Dep. Recovery
Lyndon B Johnson 2 22.5% Great Society
Harry S Truman 2 21.1% New Deal Weakened
Warren G Harding 1 20.9% Wealth Inequality Begin
John F Kennedy 1 20.4% Loose Money
Dwight D Eisenhower 1 18.9% After 20 yrs Dem.
Franklin D Roosevelt 2 18.4% Tight money Recession
Bill Clinton 2 15.4% Tech Stocks
Ronald W Reagan 2 14.0%
Richard M Nixon 1 13.2%
Ronald W Reagan 1 12.4% 2nd Wealth Ineq Begin
Calvin Coolidge 2 11.3%
Dwight D Eisenhower 2 10.6%
Bill Clinton 1 10.6% NAFTA
George W Bush 1 8.2% Iraq & Tax Cuts
Richard M Nixon 2 8.2%
George W Bush 2 5.1% 1929 levels of Ineq.
Jimmy Carter 1 5.0% Energy Crisis
George HW Bush 1 4.7% Third Term Republican
Woodrow Wilson 2 -8.0% Post WW I
Harry S. Truman 1 -10.6% Post WW II
Herbert C Hoover 1 -24.