- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is the preferred presidential candidate among millionaires at this point, according to a survey of 750 Americans with a net worth of $1 million or more.

She had support of 91 percent of Democratic millionaires, 13 percent of Republican millionaires, and 57 percent of independent millionaires, according to the CNBC/Spectrem Group Millionaire survey conducted in March and released this week.

In a head-to-head match-up with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 53 percent of millionaires preferred Mrs. Clinton, compared to 47 percent who preferred Mr. Bush.

Fifty-two percent of those worth $5 million or more, however, supported Mr. Bush, with 48 percent supporting Mrs. Clinton.

Among the broader field of candidates, Mrs. Clinton was at 36 percent, followed by Mr. Bush at 20 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 8 percent, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 7 percent.

In the early stages of her presidential campaign, Mrs. Clinton has decried the comparatively high salaries of CEOs and lower tax rates that some hedge fund managers make compared to other workers.

Millionaires favored 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the last presidential election, with 61 percent of millionaires saying he was more “aligned” with their views, according to a Spectrem poll then.


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