Trump voters more positive. Clinton voters, not so much.
The Accountants' Business Outlook
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By Rick Telberg
CPA Trendlines Research
Tax and accounting professionals appear to be breathing a sigh of relief following the U.S. presidential election, with most saying their confidence in the business outlook for their firms and their clients has been strengthened, according to a new CPA Trendlines survey of more than 700 accountants.
But their economic mood also seems to depend on their political mood.
More than 80 percent of the accountants who voted for Republican Donald Trump feel "more confident" about the business outlook for their firms and their clients. Less than 5 percent of Democrat Hillary Clinton voters agree. Instead, More than 60% of Clinton voters feel "less confident."
Nearly a third of Hillary backers—31 percent—are optimistic enough to foresee no change in the business outlook. Only 14 percent of Trump people were pessimistic enough to expect no change.