Wednesday, January 27, 2016
"IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID"
NORTH CAROLINA VOTERS CHOOSE TRUMP TO FIX U.S. ECONOMY (SURVEYS):
SANDERS & HILLARY CAME IN AT SECOND AND THIRD RESPECTIVELY.
*** Survey: North Carolinians say Trump would be best for them financially
GOBankingRates.com asked Americans ‘Which presidential candidate would be best for you financially if elected?’
Trump was the top pick in North Carolina
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton placed second and third, respectively, in the state.
When it comes to the question of which presidential candidate would be best for Americans’ finances, North Carolinians.
Sanders, 26 percent
Clinton, 20 percent
Ted Cruz, 9 percent
Marco Rubio, 8 percent
Ben Carson, 8 percent
Of the 7,728 Americans surveyed, 37 percent picked “none of the above.”
Elyssa Kirkham, a writer for the personal-finance website, said in a statement that many Americans remain dissatisfied with slow-growing wages, high taxes and other fiscal policies affecting their bank accounts.
The survey’s results, Kirkham said, show that many candidates are offering solutions for creating greater financial security that voters find favorable.
North Carolina, the website notes, voted Republican in six of the past seven presidential elections.
The exception was 2008, the year Democrat Barack Obama was elected to his first term. Obama failed to carry the state during his re-election bid four years later.
Trump’s platform includes eliminating the “death tax,” also known as the estate tax, which is levied on the wealth a person leaves to heirs after death.
His plan also calls for no income taxes on people who are single and earn less than $25,000, or on those who are married and jointly earn less than $50,000.
Critics have said his tax plan will increase the deficit and benefit very wealthy individuals.
GoBankingRates.com said its survey had a margin of error of 3 percent and was conducted Dec. 10-16.
Sources: Charlotte Observer, Fox News, GoBanking Rates, YouTube