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Running Mates and Business Mates: Critical Selections Make or Break a Leadership Team

What can CEOs learn from Romney’s Vice Presidential choice of Paul Ryan when it comes to choosing a strong leadership team? Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or other, Romney’s selection of Ryan reinforces the importance of choosing a running mate that’s right for the role, rather than one with simply a résumé or image that sells.

Amy K. Hutchens CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center November 2 2012

U.S. CEOs Overwhelmingly Support Romney; Fear Obama Second Term

It may be no surprise that business leaders prefer Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate, but by how significant a margin? Fairly significant it seems. Over 83 percent of CEOs surveyed by Chief Executive magazine intend to vote for Mitt Romney for President on November 6. In fact, CEOs are openly afraid of the prospect of another four years of President Obama.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center October 25 2012

Want to know the One thing that can sink a CEO faster than an Obama victory?

Stress kills and for CEOs it’s self inflicted. A California investment banker says CEOs are likely to experience more of it the closer we get to the election.

Rick Andrade Election Center September 20 2012

Examining the CEO to Politician Path

The business performance of CEO Mitt Romney has become a central issue in the presidential campaign, as the Republican candidate tries to leverage his achievements as head of Bain Capital and the Winter Olympics into a narrative of leadership success that would make him just the right president for these difficult economic times.

Dale Buss Election Center , Governance/Compliance September 2 2012

Political Center

How Have Business Leader Politicos Performed? Examining the CEO to Politician Path Want to know the one thing that can [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Election Center August 30 2012

5 Stances on Capitalism from GOP Candidates

Throughout the recent weeks there has been significant discussion of capitalism among republican candidates. Mitt Romney has been taken through the ringer for his time at private equity firm Bain Capital. Here, we break down where each candidate stands on capitalism (a subject that CEOs know all about).

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center January 19 2012

CEOs Flip Flop on All GOP Candidates Except for Romney

Since we started election polling in September, CEOs have proven to be just as fickle as the rest of the U.S., and a number of candidates have seen a rise and fall in CEO favor. The only candidate who has remained at the top throughout it all is Mitt Romney. Will his popularity endure until the GOP convention?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center January 19 2012

90 Percent of CEOs Expect Romney to Be GOP Nominee, but Only 44 Percent Say He is 1st Choice

When asked which GOP candidate is most likely to take the nomination, 89.4% of CEOs expect that Mitt Romney will end up on the ballot. Though Romney is still the most popular candidate among CEOs, nowhere near 90% favor him over all the rest. Just under 44% (43.9%) favor Romney, but 17.5% like Gingrich, 12.3% Huntsman and 10.7% are going for Santorum.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center January 12 2012

Which GOP Candidates Would Send CEOs Over to Obama’s Side?

In December, for the first time since September, CEOs favored a candidate other than Mitt Romney for the Republican party nominee: Newt Gingrich. But some consider Gingrich more polarizing than Romney (and this week, Gingrich’s campaign has cooled). A larger percentage of CEOs would rather vote for President Obama than Gingrich if that is how the ballot looks in November. If Romney is the Republican nomination, on the other hand, more CEOs would vote for him than the incumbent President. Where do the rest of the nominees stand?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Election Center December 27 2011

Gingrich Overtakes Romney as CEO Favorite

In September, Chief Executive began its monthly political polling of its CEOs. With the 2012 election getting closer, and an increasingly uncertain economy, CEO support is important for any candidate. For the fourth month in a row, Mitt Romney has topped the CEO list as the candidate most likely to be able to turn the U.S. economy around. But who’s winning the CEO vote now? Newt Gingrich.

ChiefExecutive.net Election Center December 16 2011

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