Presidential campaigns are rarely this entertaining. But when Donald Trump entered the ring and started swinging, things got interesting. And while financial advisors generally — and wisely — avoid political conversations with their clients, a recent poll yielded some interesting insights.
It seems most financial advisors say they’ll vote for Trump, whether they admit that to clients or not.
In a survey conducted earlier this month by trade publication Investment News, nearly one-quarter of respondents (23%) said they backed The Donald. And this was before the field was whittled down to five. Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul accounted for a combined 12% of the vote, but remained way out of the money.
Hillary Clinton was the runner up, garnering 19% of the tally.
Some 2,072 readers submitted votes in the poll, which was published on Feb. 1, 2016.
When asked to explain their support for Trump, most advisors cited the fact that he’s “not a politician,” would “bring positive changes” and that he is a “successful businessman.”
Clinton supporters cited her experience and believed she was best qualified.