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In the race for the White House, more than half of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say Hillary Clinton would be better for the economy than a President Donald Trump.
A survey of over 400 economists found that 55% believe Clinton would do the better job managing the economy, followed by Libertarian Gary Johnson with 15% of respondents. Republican nominee Donald Trump received support from 14% of respondents, and another 15% said they “don’t know” who would do the best job.
The survey touched on a range of economic and fiscal issues.
“More than three-fifths of respondents believe that uncertainty about the national election is holding back U.S. economic growth,” LaVaughn Henry, chair of the NABE Economic Policy Survey Committee, said. Additionally, 80% of survey respondents said the federal government “should remove restrictions on high-skill immigration,” and a majority believes that the federal minimum wage should be increased or increased with exemptions.
Back to the election: more than 60% believe uncertainty about the results of the presidential race is holding back growth.
As FORBES‘ Maggie McGrath noted, the economists surveyed by NABE wouldn’t necessarily vouch for a Democratic candidate in other election cycles. McGrath writes,