CED Releases Results of Inaugural Trustee Policy Poll

May 13, 2013, 10:42 ET from Committee for Economic Development

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development (CED) today unveiled results of its inaugural Trustee policy poll.  Questions focused on the state of the economy, monetary, fiscal, and healthcare policy, business statesmanship, and more.

Poll highlights include:

  • 88% do not believe that the Congress can or will reach a bipartisan solution to the nation's budget problem this year.
  • 41% believe the Federal Reserve will tighten its current stance on monetary policy in 2015.
    • 17% believe it will be more than five years from now.
  • 63% percent believe that the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be the core of U.S. health care five years from now.
  • Slightly more than half (54 %) say that the nation's annual budget deficit will be higher five years from now than it is this year.

"While partisanship seems to have driven an impasse in Washington, hope remains steady among our Trustees that ultimately people will act in the nation's interest," said Steve Odland, CEO for the Committee for Economic Development. "Our Trustees believe in the strength of American capitalism, and understand the challenges and concessions that both sides of the aisle must make to move our country forward."   

The full report is available online at www.ced.org.

About The Committee for Economic Development (CED)

The Committee for Economic Development is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation's most critical issues. All of CED's work centers on the pursuit of seven core principles: sustainable capitalism, long-term economic growth, efficient fiscal & regulatory policy, competitive & open markets, globally competitive workforce, equal economic opportunity, and non-partisanship in the nation's interest. CED's research falls under four issue areas: fiscal health, education, global competitiveness, and democratic institutions. Learn more about CED online at www.ced.org.

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