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2012 CEO Survey Results

The answers to this survey will be published and sent to President Obama and leaders of both parties in Congress.

1. What are the four most important issues?
 answered question303
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Economy/Jobs
93.1%282
Reduce Budget Deficit
52.1%158
Healthcare Costs
64.7%196
Fight Terrorism/Military Spending
11.6%35
Lower Taxes
34.7%105
Repeal Bush Tax Cuts
20.5%62
Tax Fairness
38.9%118
Keep Bush Tax Cuts
15.2%46
Reform Social Security/Medicare
25.7%78
Energy Independence
43.6%132
2. How pleased are you with the present course of the President?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very Pleased
21.1%64
Satisfied
37.6%114
Dissatisfied
16.2%49
Very Disappointed
25.1%76
3. How pleased are you with the actions of Congress?
 answered question303
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very Pleased 0.0%0
Satisfied
6.3%19
Dissatisfied
40.3%122
Very Disappointed
53.5%162
4. Republicans
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very Pleased
3.6%11
Satisfied
16.5%50
Dissatisfied
29.0%88
Very Disappointed
50.8%154
5. Democrats
 answered question303
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very Pleased
3.0%9
Satisfied
26.1%79
Dissatisfied
42.2%128
Very Disappointed
28.7%87
6. There has been a steady increase in the national deficit. What is the best solution?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Cut entitlement programs
30.0%91
Increase taxes
22.8%69
Cut the budget
35.0%106
Use tax credits
12.2%37
7. What is the best course of action to stimulate the economy?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Spend more on federal contracts
14.5%44
Spur lending to small businesses
49.2%149
Lower corporate tax rates
22.1%67
Refinance troubled mortgages to lower interest rates
14.2%43
8. Should Bush tax cuts be permanent?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
42.6%129
No
57.4%174
9. What impacts your business more?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Healthcare
12.5%38
High energy costs
7.6%23
Lack of access to capital
33.0%100
Lack of access to contracts
46.9%142
10. What is your view of the economy and what are you planning to do this year?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Picking up steam: Hire more people
26.1%79
Not Good: Lay off people
10.9%33
Uncertain: Maintain Status Quo
63.0%191
11. What impacts your ability to compete?
 answered question295
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Big business posing as small business taking away contracts
29.5%87
Contract Bundling
11.9%35
Lack of more small business contract breakouts
27.8%82
Size standards
4.4%13
Access to capital
26.4%78
12. What political party do you want to take the White House in 2012?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Republican
34.7%105
Democrat
56.8%172
Green
8.6%26

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