The economy may be the top issue for voters during the 2016 presidential elections, but Americans are surprisingly indifferent when it comes to which frontrunner has a better plan for economy.
Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump each have 24% of potential voters saying they have the best policies for the “overall U.S. economy,” according to a poll conducted by CNBC from March 21 to 23 over 802 Americans.
When asked which candidate had the best policies to “increase your wage,” both candidates also each received 21% of American’s endorsement in the poll. Clinton did clock in a 1-point lead on Trump when it came to which candidate was better for a voter’s personal financial situation.
“The poll tells us that the battlegrounds over which the election is going to be fought are largely economic but there’s no clear advantage for either front-runner going into the election,” said Jay Campbell of Hart Research Associates to CNBC.
But there is one thing that Trump pulls ahead in when it comes to the economy: The stock market.
Thirty-one percent of those polled told CNBC that Trump would be better for stock market performance, versus 17% of respondents who said the same of Clinton.