Republicans will take control of the Senate, capital gains taxes will increase, equities and the economy will hold steady and the Department of Labor will not change the definition of fiduciary.

Sound like wishful thinking? Perhaps. But those are the findings of the Financial Services Institute's recent poll of its members, which found that the economy is a top issue and that Mitt Romney is the top choice for president, garnering 81 percent of respondent votes. However, asked who will likely win in November, Romney comes out just slightly ahead of Barack Obama, leading with 53 percent of the vote by respondents, versus just 47 percent of the vote for Obama.

The poll, conducted last week among almost 2,300 advisors across the country, contrasted with the findings of a similar survey taken in February.

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