Majority of nurses not confident Trump or Clinton could fix healthcare

Nurses in the U.S. don't have faith either the Republican or Democrat presidential candidate could improve the nation's healthcare system, according to survey data from InCrowd.

In a microsurvey from InCrowd last week, 63 percent of participants reported they are "not at all confident" either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would successfully improve healthcare. Only 8 percent said they were very confident either candidate would improve the industry, and 29 percent said they were somewhat confident.

Most nurses reported healthcare costs and insurance were their No. 1 concern they wanted the next president to address. Gaining access to quality care was the No. 2 biggest concern they wanted addressed.

The survey also asked nurses to choose the candidate who would address the healthcare concerns most important to them. The breakdown was:

  • Donald Trump: 29 percent
  • Hillary Clinton: 25 percent
  • No candidate exists: 18 percent
  • Bernie Sanders: 11 percent
  • Ben Carson, MD: 10 percent

InCrowd, a real-time market insights technology firm, collected responses from 200 nurses between Oct. 24 and Oct. 26.

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