Why Business Leaders Want Political Gridlock

The survey of individual and institutional investors, financial advisors, and small business owners — conducted by the global advisory firm FTI Consulting and released exclusively to Fortune — presents a sobering assessment of both parties. It should be particularly eye-opening for the GOP as Republicans begin thinking about how to conduct themselves in power. A slim majority of respondents, 53 percent, said they want Republicans to work with President Obama if they capture one or both chambers of Congress, rather than rolling back what Democrats have already enacted.

“Businesses do not want to see Republicans repealing and replacing health care reform,” says FTI’s Brent McGoldrick, who coordinated the poll.To read more about the survey from Fortune magazine, please click here.

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