Can the Stock Market Predict the Presidential Race?

S&P's Sam Stovall says the S&P 500 index's showing in the months leading up to the election has been a good predictor of the winning party

Election junkies are poring over countless polls and other predictive tools to get a read on who will win the U.S. Presidential contest on Nov. 4 between Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.). But they might also want to take a look at what the stock market has to say.

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