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Published: Aug 22, 2016 2 min read
Hillary Clinton Meets With Law Enforcement Leaders In New York City
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers opening remarks during a meeting with law enforcement officials at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, August 18, 2016 in New York City. The meeting included police chiefs from several metropolitan departments. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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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,