The chatter on trading floors however is that, ironically, if the rally goes too far, it may end up hurting Republican chances this November by boosting the confidence and wealth of the populace and denting the motivation of the protest vote.
"The stock market has been a leading indicator of increasing Republican momentum heading into the mid-terms, but it could end up shooting them in the foot," explains Steve Grasso, the director of institutional sales for Stuart Frankel on the NYSE floor. "People will be less likely to hit the polls as the stock market recovery induces complacency and makes people think that maybe things aren’t that bad."
The Dow is on track to surpass its April closing high of 11,205 this week and is up more than six percent on the year. As the so-called barometer of the national mood, this isn’t looking too shabby for President Obama.
Mid-term elections usually come down to turnout by the most motivated. Voting during mid-terms is typically 20 percent lower than Presidential election years, according to FBR Research. This year’s tea party movement and failure of the administration’s policies to significantly dent the unemployment rate have pollsters and betting sites giving Republicans the turnout advantage.
Whether the market’s predictive mechanism will become self-defeating will remain to be seen on November 2nd. For sure, one thing the market is not pricing in, is a full switch of both houses of Congress.
"It is generally accepted that the 1994 ‘Republican Revolution’ helped push President Bill Clinton to the right, leading to centrist achievements, such as the 1996 Welfare Reform bill," said Edward Mills FBR’s policy analyst in a note. A similar takeover would require Republican Senate candidates to "win 10 of the 12 most competitive Democratic-held seats. However, in a wave election, it is not unusual for one party to win 80 percent of the competitive seats."
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John Melloy is the Executive Producer of Fast Money. Before joining CNBC, he was an editor for Bloomberg News, overseeing the U.S. Stock Market coverage team