Are Economists Breaking for Romney?

September 13, 2012 by econsforromney


Originally Posted on September 12, 2012 at 8:31pm by Mytheos Holt

Arguably the central issue of the 2012 election cycle is the question of which candidate will end up being a superior choice for the country’s economic future.

So it’s odd that despite the avalanche of data that both sides frequently will use to pummel each other, very few people have tried surveying professional economists to hear their take on the subject. This omission is especially notable, given that in the 2008 election cycle, economists broke for Obama by the astonishing margin of 66%. Given the media’s general mildly leftward bias, you would think they would want to return to a group that relevant and with that sort of record.

However, that is the opposite of what’s happened. Why? Because economists may actually be breaking the other way this election cycle. One sees this possibility by comparing two groups – the newly formed “Economists for Romney” and their original counterparts, “Economists for Obama.”

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