Twice as many business executives around the world say the global economy will prosper better if incumbent U.S. president Barack Obama wins the next election than if his Republican challenger Mitt Romney does, a poll showed on Friday.
Democrat Obama was chosen by 42.7 percent in the 1,700 respondent poll, compared with 20.5 percent for Romney. The rest said "neither".
The result was different among respondents in the United States, where a slim majority thought Romney would be better for their businesses than Obama.
Obama maintains a seven-point lead over Romney among registered voters in the race for the Nov. 6 presidential election, despite the fact Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted last week.
The FT poll was conducted before Romney picked Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate at the weekend, a move that could dramatically shift the election debate between two sharply contrasting views of government spending and debt.
Romney's choice for running mate gave him no immediate boost to his White House prospects, a Reuters/Ipsos poll suggested on Monday.
Of course the REASON that a "slim majority" in the United States believe that Romney will be better for the economy can be summed up in two words, "Fox News." Without Fox providing propaganda on Romney's behalf, I seriously doubt that Americans would buy that he has any ability to improve the economy in a significant way either. Just look at what he did for Massachusetts.
And as for Ryan helping with Romney's business bonafides all I have to say is ...bitch please!
Personally I believe that once Romney has to face off against Obama in a debate that it will be quite evident who knows the facts and who has the plan that will help America. And it sure ain't the guy that Grover Norquist identified as a rubber stamp for the failed Republican economic philosophy:
"Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared."
Yes a President with enough working digits to sign sign legislation drawn up by the same crowd that brought you the Bush economic crash. Gee no wonder the majority of business executives NOT hypnotized by Fox News prefer Obama.