For the first time this election cycle, the CNBC Fed Survey shows respondents now believe it's best for the economy if a Democrat wins the presidential election.
In a sharp reversal from last month, the 39 participants in the survey conducted last week, including economists, fund managers and strategists, now say by a 47-37 percent margin that the best outcome for the economy is if Hillary Clinton wins the White House. CNBC has asked the question since March and a Republican has usually led by more than 20 points.
Prior polls asked only if it would be best for the economy if a Democrat or Republican wins. The most recent poll named the candidates.