Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the presidential election appears to be rising on Wall Street with the CNBC Fed Survey of 41 respondents suggesting that a victory by the Democratic nominee is less of a sure bet than it was just last month.
The September survey of 41 respondents, including economists, fund managers and strategists, found that just 51 percent think Hillary Clinton will win the election, down sharply from 84 percent in August. However, they still see a victory by the Republican nominee as a long shot.
Just 26 percent believe Donald Trump will win the White House, up from 11 percent. The percentage who don't know or are unsure rose to 23 percent from 5 percent. Less than half of Clinton's losses translated to gains for Trump. More than half went to the "don't knows," underscoring the rising uncertainty.