Very interesting article. When you have a few seconds give it a read. Of those who responded, the party affiliation was definitely skewed to the Democrats, but when you disqualify economists who stated a party affiliation, the independants heavily favored Obama's economic plan over McCain's. Even among the Republican economists polled, they gave Obama's plan a better rating than McCain's. (46% to 23%) Examining America's presidential candidates | Examining the candidates | The Economist Just some food for thought.