ANALYSIS: Wall Street Likes Hillary Clinton More Than Bernie Sanders

July 17, 2015

Wall Street bankers prefer Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders by a wide margin, a Free Beacon analysis has found. In the second quarter of 2015, here's how much money each candidate reported receiving from employees of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Blackstone, and individuals listing their employer as "hedge fund."

Goldman Sachs*

  • Hillary Clinton: $46,550 (20 donors)
  • Bernie Sanders: $0 (n/a)

Morgan Stanley*

  • Hillary Clinton: $88,000 (70 donors)
  • Bernie Sanders: $531.53 (two donors)


  • Hillary Clinton: $59,000 (29 donors)
  • Bernie Sanders: $0 (n/a)


  • Hillary Clinton: $24,875 (10 donors)
  • Bernie Sanders: $720 (three donors)


  • Hillary Clinton: $43,200 (16 donors)
  • Bernie Sanders: $0 (n/a)

"Hedge fund"

  • Hillary Clinton: $24,300 (9 donors)
  • Bernie Sanders: $0 (n/a)

(* = top Hillary Clinton donor over her political career)

Not surprisingly, Bernie Sanders takes the principled liberal position in support of breaking up big banks, whereas Hillary Clinton does not. In other news, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, a close personal friend of Hillary Clinton's and a longtime Democratic megadonor, recently became a billionaire.