S&P 500 closes just below where it was when Bush and Gore were on the ballot

Obsession
US Election
November 06, 2012
Obsession
US Election
November 06, 2012

As noted by BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, the S&P 500 is almost exactly where it was when George W. Bush and Al Gore were battling for the US presidency. On Election Day 2000, the S&P closed at 1430.86. Today, Election Day 2012, it closed at 1428.38. In between, the index hit a peak of 1561.80 in October 2007, before the financial crisis.

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