Accountants Lean Toward Trump

Register now

IMGCAP(1)]Accountants are divided about the upcoming presidential election, a new poll reveals, but they're leaning toward Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The poll, of over 330 CPAs and accountants across the country in mid-September, showed 43 percent of respondents planning to vote for Donald Trump in November, against 27 percent planning to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Another 11 percent plan to vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, 7 percent named another candidate, and 12 percent chose "None." Less than 1 percent said they plan to vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

How effective they expect their votes to be is another question, however.

Of the 295 who had already chosen who they will vote for, 67 percent think that their candidate will win in terms of overall numbers of votes cast, but fewer -- 62 percent -- think they will the overall election. And only 58 percent think that their chosen candidate will win in their state.

For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here.