Accountants support reelecting President Trump by a wide margin, according to a survey conducted by Arizent, the publisher of Accounting Today.
The poll found that 55% of respondents back Trump, while 38% support former vice president Joe Biden.
Not only is the gap between support for Trump and Biden wide, but the anonymous comments from respondents also show that the division is quite polarized.
“I believe a Biden-Harris win would destroy the country,” said one respondent who supports Trump.
Another said, “I will close my business and retire if Harris/Biden is elected.”
Biden supporters were equally firm in their position.
“I believe if Trump is re-elected, it will be a disaster for the country, the environment, and the health and well-being of the nation,” said one unidentified respondent who backs Biden.
While support for their respective candidates is unfailing, respondents did agree that the upcoming election would be extremely consequential and compared it to the 1860 election, when President Abraham Lincoln’s win catapulted the country into the Civil War.
A clear majority of accountants, 63%, agreed that getting a vaccine for the coronavirus should the top goal for whoever wins the election. Coming in a close second was addressing the national debt, with 60%.
The survey tapped the opinions of over 400 accountants from across the country between Sept. 17 and Sept. 22.
Author: Jay Heflin
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘A Biden-Harris win would destroy the country’: New survey shows majority of accountants back Trump