Third Parties in American History, part 2

September 23, 1996

Lichtman reveals the 13 keys to determining who will win presidential elections. If the party in power loses 6 or more of the keys they will lose.

Keys include:
- long-term economy
-short-term economy
-social unrest
-foreign/military success
-foreign/military failure
-third parties
-'are you better off now than four years ago?'

Bensky wonders about the 'coat-tails' effect: if Clinton wins in ’96, could the Democrats take back congress in ’98?

- Alan J. Lichtman, professor at American University, author of "Keys to the White House."

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