The Financial Services Institute released poll results on Tuesday that showed Mitt Romney was the favored candidate among financial advisors to take the Republican nomination and ultimately the presidency.
Anti-Obama sentiment among advisors is so strong that when asked if they had to choose today (the survey was conducted between Jan. 30 and Feb. 6) between President Barack Obama and one other candidate, 81% chose Romney, then Rick Santorum (75%), Newt Gingrich (74%) or Ron Paul (72%).
“Financial advisors are on the front lines of securing the financial futures of hard-working Americans and they have strong and insightful opinions,” Dale Brown, FSI president and CEO, said in a statement.
Another major issue for advisors is the definition of fiduciary. Seventy-two percent of advisors say the DOL should leave it alone.