October 29 - November 4, 2012

Election 2012: Who gets your vote for President on Nov. 6?

Answers Votes
Barack Obama 60%
Mitt Romney 37%
No one 1%
Other 1%

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Tagged categories: Gov. Mitt Romney; Government; Politics; President Obama

Comment from Jeremi Day, (10/30/2012, 7:32 AM)

Are you people crazy??!!!

Comment from Karen Fischer, (10/30/2012, 9:40 AM)

Boggles the mind, doesn't it Jeremi? Obviously, this poll was not answered by businessmen & businesswomen.

Comment from arthur Bailly, (10/30/2012, 3:32 PM)

I agree, Boggles the mind beyond belief, If your interviewing someone to run your company are you going to hire the guy that has run the company he is running now into record debt and has laid off record amount of workers, and planning to cut the security of your bussiness by 50% or the guy who has brought all the company's he touched to be profitable, hireing rather than laying off work force, and turning a failing bussiness (winter olypmics) that is in debt to makeing a profit? Just saying... Open your eyes and ears

Comment from Frank Stefanski, (10/31/2012, 7:07 AM)

I work for a Fortune 500 company. We are experiencing our second round of layoffs this year. The first time in our company's history to have two layoffs in a single year. The policies of the present White House administration are not working. IMHO, the media has fooled a large number of people.

Comment from Gail Alario, (10/31/2012, 7:15 AM)

Cannot believe the margin is so wide...makes you wonder who took this poll....how can 85% want another 4 years of what we just had...this is nothing short of mind boggling. Go MITT!

Comment from Mike McCloud, (10/31/2012, 10:06 AM)

The unions must have got a hold of this. Lets hope they don't do the same at the polls that count!

Comment from James Albertoni, (10/31/2012, 10:24 AM)

"the guy who has brought all the company's he touche to be profitable"...I read an article that indicated that 22% of companies that Bain touched went bankrupt or closed within 8 years...just sayin. Also, I think more people would be with Mitt if he didn't seem to change his political opinion depending on who he was talking to. That being said...I would have expected this poll to be much closer to 50/50.

Comment from John Rayhill, (10/31/2012, 10:37 AM)

Holy Cow! Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!

Comment from Raymond Merrill, (10/31/2012, 5:56 PM)

There is a logical explanation: the 79% have spent a little too much time is unventilated areas without wearing proper PPE.

Comment from Mike McCloud, (11/1/2012, 9:08 AM)

James, How about Solindra or Evergreen or the Chevy Volt?

Comment from Karen Fischer, (11/1/2012, 9:27 AM)

Although one can't possibly consider this particular poll a scientific one, what bothers me more is that 66% (right now in this poll), favor Obama in THIS particular organization (SSPC). THAT boggles my mind.

Comment from Mark Baum, (11/1/2012, 9:32 AM)

You people are flipping crazy!!!!! We need less of the loser's crap and and man with business experience to lead this nation

Comment from James Albertoni, (11/1/2012, 10:46 AM)

Mike, That same article I read indicated that Obama's green company failures were 2 or 3 out of 30-something. I apologize I don't have the exact numbers. I don't favor either candidate over the other, just wanted to toss out some numbers.

Comment from James Johnson, (11/1/2012, 11:05 AM)

Seems to me we have two choices - One a person who has increased the deficit by over 5 Trillion dollars, has 23 million people out of work, increased food stamp recipients by 15 million people, gives SS dollars to illegals, refuses to secure our borders, illegally gave millions of our tax dollars to change the Constitution of Kenya to make abortions legal, robbed Medicare of over 500 Billion dollars, illegally ignored a federal court order, ignores being declared in Contempt of Court by a federal judge, illegally blocking a access to information regarding the gun running Fast & Furious scandal, who also sat back and refused to send help to save the lives of an American Ambassador and 3 other Americans. Plus, this person has no plan to get people employed or knows how to get the economy moving. His 4 years in office makes that self evident. Plan? He has none, only a personal agenda. Versus choice 2 of a man who has honored family and church, has of his own accord helped numerous individuals in many ways and while having vast business experience has excelled at everything he has done in life, including taking the Olympics from not happening to a huge success. At least this person has a detailed plan on how to get people back to work and get the economy going again. And there is a question of who to vote for to lead this great country?

Comment from Josh Inklovich, (11/1/2012, 11:20 AM)

I like Gary Johnson, the former 2-term, Republican Governor of New Mexico. Unlike Mitt Romney, he actually made money by creating jobs and DOING. Unlike Obama with the US, he led New Mexico to a surplus. Unlike both, he isn't bought and paid for by special interest groups. Please don't tell me that "he can't win so it is a wasted vote." He is the best candidate for the job based on his track record. I will pick the best vs. the lesser of two evils every time, win or lose. The object of voting isn't to side with the winner. If EVERYONE picked the actual, best candidate, we wouldn't have to choose between the lesser of two evils.

Comment from Car F., (11/1/2012, 12:02 PM)

The current economic, political and ethical woes are not related to one policy or either political party. The system is collapsing, victim of its own excesses, greed and disparities; printing more worthless paper will not do anymore.. Warmongering, unrestrained consumerism, irresponsibility, ignorance and complacency are to blame for this collapse. The American Dream has trurned into a nighmare for large masses of people. Candidates talk about saving the Middle Class, what about the vast mayority who are below the middle class?, don’t they exist?..it’s all a big fiction Hollywood style. The political system and the elections are a farse funded by beer companies and the plutocracy that are the REAL rulers; they support both racing horses at the same time, because they both represent them equally well. Democracy and free competition died a long time ago, its time to get them back.

Comment from Jess Cando, (11/1/2012, 12:34 PM)

crazy how the union people still vote for him after how many people they've had on the bench throughout his presidency.

Comment from Robert Ikenberry, (11/1/2012, 1:15 PM)

While I personally don't support Gary Johnson, I really like what Josh has to say about thoughtful analysis and picking the best person for the job. We need a lot more of that. What I'm seeing in most of the comments is partisanship, rumor repeating, distortion dissemination, personal attacks, and a general perpetuation of the gridlock that is the real reason we haven't been able to move forward as a country to address our real problems. Regardless of who is in the white house, if both parties put their agenda ahead of the good of the nation, we will fail to provide our children with what our parents worked for to give us - a better future.

Comment from James Johnson, (11/1/2012, 4:52 PM)

Robert, I agree they should govern for what is the "good of the people", the problem is that each thinks their agenda is what is good for the people. The Dems want more and enlarged social programs and bigger government with more regulation. The Repubs want to continue the programs, but in a smaller way and reduce spending and the size of government while encouraging small business. Yes, each side has numerous issues, but that example explains the difference of opinion as to what is for the "good of the people". Myself, and millions of others, see it differently yet. We want Congress to limit it's actions, agencies and regulations as limited in the Constitution. For example, the Constitution says only Congress may legislate, meaning make law, while we commonly see agencies and Executive Orders making and altering law. We see those actions as Unconstitutional and illegal. The Constitution says all are to be treated equally, not divided into classes such as low income or high income. The Constitution intentionally restricts and limits the reach of the federal government, yet Congress ignores those restrictions. Basically the federal government was formed for specific reasons only, such as protecting our borders, establish an army and navy, to fight our wars, coin money and to make sure tariffs on goods between the states was equal and did not benefit or penalize one state over another. Beyond that, the rest of the power of regulating the states was left to the individual states and their people. Many of the federal agencies are above and beyond the power given the federal government in the Constitution, but neither party is willing to give up the power they have usurped. No where does the Constitution mention Executive Orders or give them the power to make or alter law, but many Presidents have issued them. EO's are legal if issued to provide guidelines to agencies, but not if they make or alter law. The bottom line is What is good for the people? It depends...primarily on who you ask.

Comment from Mike McCloud, (11/2/2012, 8:59 AM)

I certainly cannot give my children a better future.

Comment from Rudi Rennert, (11/2/2012, 12:58 PM)

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Ben Franklin

Comment from Jay Mitchell, (11/2/2012, 3:48 PM)

I am a little dismayed that the Independents, of which there are a great number in this country and no doubt on this site, feel that the best selection is only one of the two major political parties. A few of the comments ring true on this matter, though most of the comments appear to be partisan and limited to a two-party paradigm. Most are tired of the partisan dichotomy, bickering, and continuous swings of the penduluum. "Be the change you want to see in the world." --Mahatma Gandhi If you want true change, don't vote the status quo.

Comment from Gerald Burbank, (11/5/2012, 9:40 AM)

No one is talking about the real issues. America has been going bankrupt for 30 years. I find it curious that none of the candidates or pundants want to discuss the fact that over 50% of federal spending is for Social Security, Medicare, and federal retirement benefits, while 13% goes to safety net programs (unemployment, welfare, etc) while 20% goes to defense. We are currently paying 6% for interest on the debt. That is 90% of the budget. All of these programs are considered "off limits" or are otherwise fixed costs that we can do little to curtail, no matter who gets elected. If you are a business man, then tell me how do you balance a budget when you are spending 30% more than you bring in revenues, if you are not allowed to touch 90% of the expenses or raise revenue?? It seems as if no one wants to give up their share of hand outs and no one wants to pay a penny more in taxes. In the next ten years, medicare, social security and interest expenses are going to sky rocket. It's simple math folks. Political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville once said, "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." If he is correct, then we are looking at a very different America in the years to come...

Comment from Jeremi Day, (11/16/2012, 2:16 PM)

I think the whole 37% who voted on this poll commented. I don't see many, if not any, of the ones who were in that 60%. I think maybe they want to remain anonymous. LMAO!... Way to go "Americans"... Another 4 years of CRAP... Get ready for ObamaCare. It's coming!

Comment from shane hirvi, (11/19/2012, 2:12 AM)

I voted for Obama and am more than a little disappointed with some of the posts I am seeing here. This is an industry website and one would expect to see some semblance of respect and professionalism--unfortunately this is not the case. So, keeping in the spirit if this thread, I emplore you all to snuggle up under your covers and cry for mommy to give you big hugs, whilst you suck your thumbs, and to make the bad boogie man to go away. You people lost now please do us all a favor and stop your whining and complaining.

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