Dow: GOP vs Dem, 1980-Present

 

A comparison of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1980-present under Republican and Democratic presidents. Real numbers do an interesting job telling the story of which party is actually best for capitalism, compared to the rhetoric.

Ronald Reagan: +1368 points +158%

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George HW Bush: +1045 points +47%

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Bill Clinton:  +7316 points +224%

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George W Bush: -2306 points -22%

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Barack Obama (as of Dec 23, 2014):+9734 points +118%

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