Who’s ready for Hillary Clinton? Millionaires, according to a new poll.
A CNBC Millionaire Survey released today shows that while millionaires are fairly divided on presidential choices for 2016, Hillary Clinton would be their choice if the election was held today.
The survey polled 500 Democrats and Republicans with assets of $1 million of more. That represents the top 8 percent of American households. Those responding to the survey were given nine names to choose from: Clinton; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Vice President Joe Biden; Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.); Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); former Governor Jeb Bush (R-Fla.); Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Governor Scott Walker (R-Wis.)
Of those surveyed, 31 percent said Clinton is their choice. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in second with 18 percent. Bush came in first among Republicans with 36 percent, while Clinton dominated the Democratic side with 72 percent support.
“While millionaires have outsized impacts on elections—with their money, influence and votes—they have not always proved to be good predictors of presidential candidates. Before the 2008 election, polls showed that a majority of millionaires planned to support Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), while Barack Obama had the support of the super-wealthy, those with $30 million or more.”