Political scientist Justin Buchler says unemployment may not sway voters

How will unemployment move Ohio voters? Two experts have differing views

ideastream: The latest jobs report shows Ohio with an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. Justin Buchler, associate professor of political science, said unemployment is lower on the ladder of economic issues that sway a voter’s ballot. “The economic variables that have more predictive power are things like the GDP growth and the change in inflation-adjusted disposable income.”