A recent poll has revealed that Hilary Clinton is the favorite candidate of the rich. Although she presents herself as the best friend of middle-class, ordinary people, she rates high in results among the rich.
Clinton receives support from 36% of the people surveyed, remaining in front of Jeb Bush who only gathered 20% in popularity.
Furthermore, 53% of the wealthiest people in the States are more likely to vote for Clinton, whereas Bush gained the sympathy of only 47% of them. To conclude, Bush goes for exclusives, as the wealthiest Americans, with fortunes reaching $5 million or even more, would certainly vote for Bush.
This is an interesting finding, as the general point of view over the political tastes of the rich go in the direction of Republicans.
The race becomes interesting as the two most powerful candidates start taking over some major regions in the US. Bush’s travel schedule has been leaded by his pretty much aggressive fundraising campaign. He visited Ohio last month and attended the influential Ohio Chamber of Commerce conference.
On the other hand, Hilary has limited her visits to Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. She also sets her schedule ready for South Carolina in the coming weeks.
Bush seems to be more strategic when it comes to his visits, he targeted some of the crucial general election states, namely Ohio, North Carolina and Colorado. On Saturday he’ll be in Virginia.
Beyond their populist measures, fundraising and visuals, there is always the matter of ideology political programs.
No wonder Hilary is listed as the favorite of rich people, as her initiatives are rather concentrating on offering benefits to the rich, even though measures are dedicated to the less fortunate among the American people.
Her will to increase minimum wages will strongly affect small businesses, who cannot afford to raise salaries and keep the efficient pace of their activity. Corporations will strongly benefit from such measures, as they have enough human resource to make cut-offs and keep business working and their budgets can support a minimum wage raise, supporting the lower degree workers.
Also, Clinton wants to raise state taxes for assisting the middle class, burden which will also fall upon the poor, as the results will be seen in prices going through the roof.
Still, Hilary’s political program sounds pretty much attractive to celebrities like Ja Rule, who publicly showed sympathy for the candidate.
On the other hand, Bush is working hard to gain public popularity and continues to go on a lower profile but maybe a more efficient one at the same time
This weekend he will be at Liberty University in Virginia, giving a commencement address. This is a state that Barack Obama carried two times. Bush is very conscious of the hard race, reason why he has also been present in Colorado and North Carolina.
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