The ‘Misery Index’ Is Back, And That’s Not Good News For Dems

  • The term “misery index” dates toe the Johnson Administration in the 1960s, though it’s most closely associated with former President Jimmy Carter.
  • The term simply refers to the sum of unemployment and inflation in the U.S.
  • At the moment, it’s 11.70 – not nearly as bad as during Carter’s tenure, but definitely not headed in the right direction for Democrats.
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