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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

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

US Business Finds New Friends in Democrats, Abandon GOP Pals

Who’s getting what? In the run up for the US presidential election, Democrats are way ahead in tapping funds from [...]

Fayazuddin A Shirazi / Research & Graphics: Priyan Election Center July 8 2008

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

The State of the States

Past surveys have distinguished a group of emerging leaders in corporate site selection. These days, the winners are Utah, Arizona, Texas, and Tennessee, but the competition is fierce. The battle for the business of businesses is intensifying. What can states do to make it into the top tier?

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , Election Center May 6 2011

The Making of a U.S. CEO

What can business executives learn from political candidates?

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Election Center October 29 2007

The Employee No Choice Act

Now that Barack Obama has won the presidency and Democrats control both houses of Congress, a major sea change in [...]

Richard A. Epstein Election Center , Governance/Compliance , Legal December 12 2008

The Eleven-Three Theory

Twelve reasons why economic conditions will improve after November 3rd.

Dale Buss Election Center November 1 2010

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
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Romney Has Highest Potential to Turn Around US Economy According to CEOs

Most CEOs think Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate with the most promise of turning around the U.S. economy. Over 82 percent of CEOs ranked Romney’s potential to turn around the economy as ‘good’ or better. Just over 59 percent of CEOs think Romney’s closest competitor, Herman Cain, has ‘good’ or better potential to turn around the economy. Texas Governor Rick Perry fell from 65.8 percent to 48.9 percent positive potential from September to October.

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

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