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Why do Washington outsiders become President?

Ruth Tarrant

16th November 2015

One trend dominates the statistics when analysing Presidential trends over the last 60 years - usually, the Washington outsiders, rather than the insiders, tend to win the Presidential election. This fact seems far more important than other characteristics such as race, age, region or ideology.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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