The "Wall Street" Election Poll

posted 11/19/2012 in General

11/8/12 Election Poll Highlights... 

  • In the past week ending Wednesday, the day after the elections, the LPL Financial "Wall Street" Election Poll Index sharply reversed the move toward Republican-favored industries relative to those favored by Democrats that began following the first presidential debate.

  • Our "Wall Street" Election Poll had accurately favored Democrats all year, with Democrat-favored industries outperforming by a wide margin of about 20%. In the month leading up to the election, the Republican-favored sectors finally began to outperform and erode some of the relative gains of the Democrat favored industries. The Republican-favored industries even outperformed on Election Day, as Democrat-favored industries such as Health Care Facilities and Health Care Services were the worst performing industries of the S&P 500 on Election Day. However, these Democrat-favored industries were among the best performers on the day after the election, while Republican-favored industries suffered. For example, the Republican-favored Coal and Consumable Fuels index, which had risen +26% since the first presidential debate through Election Day, fell -8% on the day after the election.

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