Nation's Doctors Choose Clinton, Rubio for President, New Survey Finds

Feb 29, 2016, 10:35 ET from Jackson Healthcare

ATLANTA, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida are the leading choices for President among the nation's physicians, according to a new survey released today by Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare.

The nationwide survey of 2,348 physicians, conducted Feb. 24-26, is the first survey of doctors and their thoughts on the 2016 Presidential primaries.

Self-identified Democrats:              

  • Hillary Clinton 67%
  • Bernie Sanders 23%
  • Donald Trump 3%
  • Marco Rubio 1%

Self-identified Republicans:

  • Marco Rubio 33%
  • Donald Trump 28%
  • John Kasich 13%
  • Ted Cruz 12%
  • Ben Carson 7%
  • Hillary Clinton 3%
  • Bernie Sanders 1%

Self-identified Independents

  • Hillary Clinton 23%
  • Marco Rubio 20%
  • Donald Trump 17%
  • Bernie Sanders 14%
  • John Kasich 13%
  • Ted Cruz 4%
  • Ben Carson 3%

"Doctors will be listening carefully during the next few months about who can offer a plan to best restore the doctor-patient relationship," said Richard L. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare. "They are tired of insurance companies, attorneys and government being in the room when they are trying to heal patients."

In total, all five GOP candidates drew support from 55 percent of respondent physicians compared to 40 percent for the two Democrat candidates. Primary care, behavioral health and women's health tend to support a Democrat in the survey. Anesthesiologists, radiologists and surgeons tend to lean more toward GOP candidates.

The nationwide survey was conducted prior to the final Presidential debate scheduled before the Super Tuesday election held last Thursday evening in Houston. It drew 2,348 respondents. At 95 percent confidence, this survey has an error range +/- 2 percent.

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In addition to serving health systems and providers, Jackson champions local, national and international charitable work. It founded and sponsors the Hospital Charitable Service Awards, which honors programs that set new standards for health and wellness in their communities through education, access and delivery. Atlanta Business Chronicle named Jackson Healthcare the city's "Best Place to Work" in 2014 and 2015 and "Healthiest Large Company" in 2015.

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SOURCE Jackson Healthcare