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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).

CEO Briefing Newsletter 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?

CEO Briefing Newsletter 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.

CEO Briefing Newsletter 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?

CEO Briefing Newsletter 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.

December 16 2011

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