Frustrated US Investors Reject Republican Candidates, Traders Reserve Survey Finds

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25% of investors choose "None of the Above" over the entire Republican field

In advance of the next Republican Presidential debate, a survey by the financial publication Traders Reserve found Republican candidates failing to inspire US investors, with 25% of investors choosing "None of the Above" over the entire Republican field.

68% of investors rated the current Republican candidates as "average" to "poor" suggesting the Republicans face a fierce uphill battle for investor's votes to capture the White House next November.

The survey addressed specific concerns of the investor class as they remain one of the most overlooked in the current race for votes. Specifically, the survey questioned investor's financial outlook for the next four years and their primary concerns when considering a presidential candidate.

Chief among those concerns: Creating jobs and the economy.

The survey, conducted in the 48 hours leading up to CNBC's Debate "Your Money, Your Vote," shows a growing group of disaffected voters unlikely to support the current group of Republican candidates. In that survey, 25.7% of respondents chose "None of the Above."

Of the candidates, Newt Gingrich was the surprising leader among investors with 18.7% support. Current GOP favorite Governor Mitt Romney trailed Gingrich, Herman Cain (16.8%) and Ron Paul (16.5%), with only 12.2% support among potential voters.

The survey showed Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Senator Rick Santorum garnering little to no support among US investors.

52% of investors said they remain "very worried" about their ability to get ahead in the next four years, with an additional 28.1% stating they remain "slightly worried." In all, 8 out of 10 respondents were worried about their personal financial situation in the coming years.

When asked to rank the issues by importance, investors were overwhelming in selecting the economy. 55.9% rated the economy as the most important issue, while 22.6% rated a balanced budget as the most important issue.

In the ongoing battle among the parties in Washington between "creating jobs" and "balancing the budget" - 55% of investors favored "creating jobs" as the number one focus for the 2012 election's winner.

For more survey details visit http://www.tradersreserve.com.

Traders Reserve is an online financial publication providing actionable investing strategies and trading ideas to self-directed investors and traders worried about their financial prospects over the next decade

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