- Hajnal and Walter: It's worth looking at how different groups have fared under Democratic and Republican presidencies
- Based on over five decades of historical data, the answer is crystal clear
- Americans from almost all groups do much better economically when a Democrat is in the White House
Zoltan L. Hajnal and Barbara F. Walter are professors of political science at the University of California San Diego. Hajnal is co-author of "White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics." Walter is co-founder of the blog Political Violence @ a Glance. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)At the first presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered wildly divergent plans on how the United States can "achieve prosperity." Trump's economic plan includes extensive tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, and decreases in federal spending. He even describes his plan as "the most pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-family plan put forth perhaps in the history of our country."