Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How important is Romney's business experience to voters?

Politico draws attention to a few numbers further down the page in the recent Bloomberg poll noted in the post below:

Asked to name the most important qualification on Romney's resume, a plurality of 41 percent cite his experience as governor of Massachusetts, while 34 percent say it's his business experience at the Boston-based firm Bain Capital LLC.

Likely voters are split over whether Romney's business experience made him better prepared to create jobs as president, with 49 percent saying it doesn't and 45 percent saying it does.

They are also divided on whether it's a good idea to elect a corporate chief executive officer as president, with 44 saying it is while 40 percent saying it is not.

As Politico says, according to this poll, it may be a good idea to elect a CEO as president, but that kind of experience doesn't help create jobs.

It is also interesting that more people cite Romney's political experience as relevant given the fact that he has almost ignored that in favour of his business experience so far.

Not exactly a clear picture of what the electorate makes of Willard Mitt Romney.

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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