Americans believe billionaire developer Donald Trump knows more about real estate than his rival Hillary Clinton.
39% of those polled said a Donald Trump presidency would improve U.S. real-estate values more than if Hillary Clinton (29%) became commander-in-chief, according to a survey carried out last month of 2,000 Americans by the Harris Poll on behalf of Trulia, a San Francisco-based real-estate research group. “Americans give an overall edge to Trump in our poll when it came to a strong housing market,” the report, released July 7, said.
With the rate of Homeownership at a near 50-year low, the issue of housing has taken a back seat in this election cycle, at least compared with the 2008 and 2012 election cycles. However, it’s still a prevalent concern.
“Today, the housing market and U.S. economy look much healthier, and as such, candidates have turned their attention to more popular issues such as immigration, gun control, and national security,” said Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s chief economist.