Americans Consider Trump and Clinton to Be Equal on Economic Issues
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.