Monday, November 01, 2004

Says more about my profession than the election 

A survey from Case Western Reserve suggests that economists don't like Bush's economic policies.

Eighty-seven percent of respondents thought Bush's series of tax cuts, championed by the administration as the right solution to a sluggish U.S. economy, were poorly designed to provide fiscal stimulus.

"The results were striking," Votruba said. "It was clear that the majority of surveyed economics experts in the top collegiate economics departments believe the president's policies are not what the nation needs."

...Survey respondents consisted of 319 economics faculty in the top 30 U.S. economics departments.

All you need to know from the survey is:

Question: With which political party are you affiliated? (n=227)
Republican 4.9%
Democratic 58.2%
Other 2.2%
Independent 34.8%
30 top econ departments, 5% Republican. 'Nuff said.

(Hat tip: Ken Rebeck.)

UPDATE: Omigod, not the press too? (Courtesy Instapundit.)