[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/09/16/dilbert.economy/art.dilbert.flex.jpg caption="Dilbert creator Scott Adams hired a polling firm to survey economists on which candidate is best for the economy."]Editor's Note: Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, the comic strip that appears in 2,000 newspapers in 70 countries. He blogs on politics and other subjects. He says he's an independent voter but donated to John McCain's campaign because he had promised a friend he would do so if the surge of troops to Iraq worked. "I figured my money was safe," Adams says.
This summer I found myself wishing someone would give voters useful and unbiased information about which candidate has the best plans for the economy.
Then I realized that I am someone, which is both inconvenient and expensive. So for once I asked not what my country could do for me.
At considerable personal expense, I commissioned a survey of over 500 economists, drawn from a subset of the members of the American Economic Association, a nonpolitical group, some of whose members had agreed in advance to be surveyed on economic questions.
The results do not represent the economic association's position. The survey was managed by The OSR Group, a respected national public opinion and marketing research company.
I should pause here and confess my personal biases, since the messenger is part of the story. On social issues, I lean Libertarian, minus the crazy stuff.
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