U.S. farmers overwhelmingly support a Republican to be the next president, despite a strong farm economy during President Barack Obama’s administration, according to a Reuters survey released on Wednesday.
The farmers give a slight edge to Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum as the best person to take on Obama and the Democrats in the November elections.
Almost 75 percent of farmers and ranchers intend to vote for a Republican as president, according to a random survey of 462 farmers and ranchers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting this week in Honolulu.
While traditionally socially and fiscally conservative, only 3.5 percent of the group said they would back Obama. Some 20 percent said they were still undecided, however.