Regardless of who won the presidential debate, the majority of executives from small technology firms would feel better if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins next month’s general election.
Twice as many CEOs from small to medium-sized technology companies (57 percent) believe the U.S. economy would be better off under Romney, according to a poll conducted last month by Boston-based executive search firm Polachi.
Just 27 percent of executives polled thought President Barack Obama would do a better job guiding the economy.
“What they like about Romney is his background at Bain Capital, having created value for his investors and himself and his family,” said Charley Polachi, who co-founded the firm with his brother 10 years ago.
“These CEOs felt Romney has been in the business world, he’s been an investor and has been held accountable to his limited partners and investors and he can probably get the economy moving (faster than Obama).”