I tend to think that gas prices could have a more meaningful impact on the election... I doubt the stock market will have much influence. Then again, what do the Dems have to offer? A gas tax to try to limit demand? The housing market has been absolutely amazing over the last 5-7 years, and the country is basically at full employment (we even have these illegals doing the jobs that Americans are just too good for themselves to do). The state of the economy generally depends on who you ask, though. I've done exceptionally well over the last 5 years.