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