Monday, December 10, 2007

Economists go for the GOP

The Wall Street Journal reports on its survey of business economists:
Economists may not have picked a horse in the 2008 presidential race, but they do appear to prefer the Republican breed, according to the latest forecasting survey. Asked which presidential candidate would be best for the economy, only half responded but most threw their support behind Republicans. Thirty-five percent said Rudy Giuliani would be best, while 19% chose John McCain and 15% picked Mitt Romney. Hillary Clinton got the support of 8%, while John Edwards was the only other Democrat to register with 4% of the vote.
The Democrats would likely have done better in a survey of academic economists, whose views are somewhere between those of business economists and those of most other professors.