BTW, current misery index is 10.74.
In 1980 (Carter's last year) it was 20.76. In 1981 (Reagan's first year) it was 17.97, an improvement of 13%.
In 2000 (Clinton's last year) it was 7.35, In 2001 (Bush's first year), the index was 7.59, a worsening of 8%.
In 2008 (Bush's last year) it was 9.61%. In 2009 (Obama's first year) the index was 8.92, an improvement of 7.2%.
Between the end of Bush's administration and now, the index is worse by 11.7%.
Between the start and end of the Bush administration, the index was up 30%.
In the Reagan administration, the index never was better than 8.91 (1986), which is 17% better than it is now.
When looking at the misery index, I'm perplexed as to how an impartial observer would conclude that is shows that Obama is going a horrible job.
Also, even though I'm not sure that it proves anything, the numbers show that the misery index goes up in 3 of the last 6 Republican administrations and in 2 of the last 5 Democratic administrations (I think that it is too soon to include Obama in this statistic as we have not reached the end of his administration).