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Financial Advisers Survey: A Democrat in the White House is a bigger threat to the ecomony than global unrest, terrorism and, well, anything else.

January 14, 2008 10:19 AM

From Investment News:

Nothing worries financial advisers more than the prospect of a Democrat's being elected president in November, according to a quarterly poll by Brinker Capital Inc.

The fourth-quarter edition of the Brinker Barometer, which polled 236 advisers in December, found that 22% indicated that a "Democrat in the White House" worried them more than all other economic or geopolitical concerns.

Rounding out the list of concerns was "global unrest" (15%), "U.S. economic growth" (15%), "a terrorist attack" (13%) and "a recession" (13%).

Anyone surprised?



Anonymous   ·  January 14, 2008 01:16 PM

It's called "The Democrat Effect" - economic growth retarded in expectation of increased taxes and regulation. It started with the refusal to make the tiny tax rate cuts of 2001-3 permanent - despite its tremendous economic growth stimulation - and the imposition of an increased minimum wage. Now the "housing bubble" and "subprime crisis" is going to be made worse by government trying to "fix it."

Joe C.   ·  January 14, 2008 01:45 PM

OMG, Ron Paul was right....

Anonymous   ·  January 14, 2008 09:31 PM

22% is about the same amount of those still viewing President Bush "very favorably". Those numbers seem to reflect the general populace. Nothing new. Certainly not much news either when less than one in four fear a Democratic administration. I'd bet that number has been consistent since '68, if not longer.

carsick   ·  January 16, 2008 11:12 AM

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