This struck me as an interesting point from Capital Commerce, one of my favorite blogs that links economics and politics:
"A record 26 percent of U.S. homeowners say the value of their homes has fallen during the past year, above the previous peak of 24 percent seen in 1992, a survey released on Friday showed. Reflecting the extent of the prolonged housing slump, 21 percent of homeowners polled in September expect the value of their home to decline in the year ahead, up from 18 percent in August, according to the data from Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers." By the way, 1992 was a year when a Republican lost the White House despite a so-called good economy as measured by GDP growth.
Patrick Ruffini has pointed out to me that we lost New Hampshire and California in that year over the housing slump.