4x As Many Economists Say Clinton Would Handle Economy Better Than Trump
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,