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Economists favor Obama

The Economist magazine took a poll of academic economists working at NBER to see who they would vote for.  Barack Obama came out as the favorite.  Even though 46% of academic economists list themselves as Democrats compared to only 10% who claim to be Republican, Obama came out overwhelmingly ahead.

Seventy percent of economists would rather work for Obama than McCain (compared to 10% for McCain).  Eighty percent of economists believe Obama has a better economic team.

“John McCain has professed disdain for ‘so-called economists’, and for some the feeling has become mutual,” says Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

  • Note: The Healthcare Economist website has not endoresed either candidate