The Washington Times - October 12, 2012, 10:07AM

Voters who consider themselves to be investors prefer Mitt Romney over President Obama in the election and were more likely to think the president will hurt the economy if he wins another term.

But the most frequent investors were the most enthusiastic about Mr. Obama with 62 percent of those who trade stocks or mutual funds every day saying they have a positive feeling about the economy if the president is re-elected, according to a survey by Zogby Analytics.


The poll surveyed 1,000 self-identified members of the “investor class” — those with at least $30,000 in investable assets.

That group preferred Mr. Romney to Mr. Obama, 48 percent to 40 percent, with 12 percent still undecided.

More than 45 percent of investors said an Obama win would have a negative effect on the economy, compared to 38 percent who said it would help. For Mr. Romney, the trend was the opposite: 48 percent said the economy would do well under the Republican’s stewardship, while 34 percent said it would suffer.