Maybe The Election Wasn't All About the Economy

One analysis suggests that the president's win may not have been connected to the improving economy.


President Barack Obama holds up a pen as he speaks about the economy, Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House.

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    Corrected on : CORRECTED ON 11/15/12: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of metropolitan areas involved in Mr. Kolko’s analysis.