Posted by: warnick68 | October 17, 2008

Job Creators Prefer John McCain

Chief Executive Magazine conducted a recent poll and found that 74% of job creators prefer a McCain presidency and believe it is McCain who is best able to take the economy in a job growth direction.

Read the article here.

It is clear jobcreating Business leaders chose McCain over Obama largely because his policies are seen as progrowth, whereas Obama’s policies are viewed as redistributive and anti-growth.

For some months during this Presidential election year, Chief Executive has conducted specialized polling of CEOs’ attitudes on issues affecting national policy and the economy. In CE’s most recent poll in September, 751 respondents, more than double the usual number of business leaders, made their voices heard on their Presidential choice. By a four-to-one margin CEOs support Senator John McCain over his rival, Senator Barack Obama. More to the point, a thundering 74 percent majority say they fear the consequences of an Obama presidency, compared to only 19 percent who fear a McCain presidency.

During this period CE also asked the people who create jobs what it will take to get our engine of job creation going strong. We first asked CEOs what policies and approaches would work best for business, energy policy and job creation. Subsequently, we asked CEOs which Presidential candidate’s policies were best aligned with these prescriptions for growth.

 

Obama

McCain

Energy Policy

C-

C+

Economic/Fiscal Policy

D+

B-

Foreign Policy

D+

B

Defense

D+

B+

Environmental Policy

C+

C+

Educational Policy

C+

C+

Tax Policy

D

B-

Healthcare

C-

C+

Overall GPA

C-

B-

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