The economy — stupid or not?

Fivethirtyeight has an excellent breakdown of the State of the Union address and what it actually means.

tl;dr — the economy is better off than mainstream Republicans claim but not as good as the Democrats claim. We’re just about to pre-recession levels in a lot of areas. The flip side of the coin is “How much of that is Obama’s fault/success?” The answer is probably “Not much.”

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