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A.M. Best Survey on Presidential Candidates

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A.M. Best took a survey of insurance professionals and asked which presidential candidate would be best for insurance. Donald Trump won out. And won easily.


In the statement accompanying the A.M. Best Winter 2015/2016 Insurance Industry Survey, the ratings firm said, On the political front, insurers appear very aware of the ramifications of the 2016 presidential election. Here, the landscape for the insurance industry could look very different, depending on which candidate becomes president.”


P&C insurers on candidates still in the race as well as those that have dropped out:


  Donald Trump — 26.5%

  Gov. Jeb Bush — 18.5%

  Sen. Marco Rubio — 11.3%

  Carly Fiorina — 10.6%

  Sen. Ted Cruz — 9.9%

  Gov. John Kasich — 6%

  Secretary Hilary Clinton — 5.3%

  Gov. Chris Christie — 4%

  Other — 4%

  Dr. Ben Carson — 2%

  Sen. Rand Paul — 1.5%

  Sen. Bernie Sanders — 0.7%


Life & health insurers on candidates still in the race as well as those that have dropped out:


  Donald Trump — 26.7%

  Gov. Jeb Bush — 22.6%

  Sen. Marco Rubio — 11.7%

  Sen. Ted Cruz — 9.6%

  Gov. John Kasich — 7.5%

  Carly Fiorina — 6.2%

  Secretary Hilary Clinton — 4.1%

  Other — 3.4%

  Gov. Chris Christie — 3.4%

  Dr. Ben Carson — 2.7%

  Sen. Bernie Sanders — 2.1%


Just to check their results, A.M. Best also asked a question in reverse. They wanted to know whose policies would be the least favorable for the P&C industry. And it got — not surprisingly — reverse results:


  Sen. Bernie Sanders — 73.1%

  Secretary Hilary Clinton — 15.6%

  Sen. Ted Cruz — 3.3%

  Other — 3.3%

  Donald Trump — 1.3%

  Carly Fiorina — 1.3%

  Sen. Marco Rubio — 0.7%

  Gov. Chris — 0.7%

  Gov. Jeb Bush — 0.7%


Same question life and health:


  Sen. Bernie Sanders — 77.5%

  Secretary Hilary Clinton — 15.2%

  Sen. Ted Cruz — 3.3%

  Other — 2.7%

  Donald Trump — 1.3%

  All other candidates score 0%


In conclusion, A.M Best said, Overall, there appears to be a favorable perception of the Republican Party’s stated intent to eliminate the Affordable Care Act in its current form. Bernie Sanders’ proposals for Universal Health Care, as well as Hillary Clinton’s proposed policies on prescription drugs, were likely reasons for the negative responses.”


Source link: PropertyCasualty360.com

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