Graph depicting GDP Performance of the Republican Governors Running for President
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Sources: St. Louis Fed. series GDPC1, WIRGSP, OHRGSP, NJRGSP and LARGSP

Data: Excel

Last updated: July 26, 2015

 

Republican Governors Running for President- GDP Performance



Description: This graph shows how the GDPs of Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey and Louisiana have grown under the leadership of Governors Scott Walker, John Kasich, Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal. The values shown are relative to the rate of GDP growth of the United States during the same period. For example, Louisiana's GDP would be 6% higher today if it had grown at the same rate as the rest of the nation since Governor Jindal took office.

Discussion: All four sitting governors who are running for the Republican presidential nomination have significantly under-performed the country as a whole in terms of gross domestic product. The most striking gap is Louisiana. During Governor Jindal's tenure, Louisiana's GDP has grown 6.1% slower than the country as a whole. Had Louisiana kept up with the rest of the nation, its GDP would be $13 billion higher. That equates to $2,797 per resident of the state.

You can also see the job creation data for the governors here.


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