Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Professional economists for Obama

The Economist just took a poll of 142 professional economists. Summary:

"Which candidate would pick a better economic team?"
81% Obama, 14% McCain
"Which candidate strikes you as having a better grasp of economics?"
80% Obama, 8% McCain

But I suppose McCain would say that the economists are elitist? Tough argument to make in the midst of a complex financial crisis that screams out for expertise.

1 comment:

Acrobat said...

Informative post. Similar to what I was looking for a couple weeks ago re survey of economists on bailout.