Bespoke Investment Group: Dem to Win in 2012 Spikes with Market Why is this in the economy section? Because the odds of a President being re-elected is partially dependent upon how the economy is doing. It is easier for the President to be re-elected if the economy is doing well. Of course, anything can happen over the next four years, and I don't put any stock in predicting the election that far in advance. However, the odds rising for re-election in the future is an indicator that the perception of the economy is improving now.