Oliver Willis

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%

George HW Bush: +1045 points +47%

Bill Clinton:  +7316 points +224%

George W Bush: -2306 points -22%

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