Would you more, less, or equally likely to vote for a presidential candidate if you learned that he/she was a business executive?
More. Definitely more. Finally someone that can do math.
The executive is supposed to be the administrative part of checks & balances. Seems strange that we usually elect someone from the legislative part instead of someone who likely has more experience with actually running something.
But the problem is that anyone from the business sector who is truly qualified to be President wouldn't want the job.
It would depend on the business. Was a big corporate or a small local business?
Less. I wouldn't trust him not to show special favor to whatever company he used to be executive of.
Interestingly, this is the only one of these I voted 'less' on.
I would be more likely to vote for a businessman because I would trust that he is thrifty
For me a business background fully disqualifies all federal candidates - President, Senator, Congress - you can't get my vote with that alone. You need to know about government if you're going to run government. At the state level I voted for
John Hickenlooper a former Denver Mayor - as governor but basically a business background. I did because of his experience as Mayor with a bureaucracy. He's now governing basically as a moderate republican - which I don't like. Felt his opponents
were just to ridiculous for my taste. I do think he's a nice and well meaning man. Just too conservative about things I care about.
Funny, I liked your comment but it's basically the mirror of my opinion. As a Republican, I couldn't bring myself to vote for Hickenlooper but I find him a pleasant surprise (for the moderate conservative leanings he's demonstrated)
It would be entirely dependent on the business.
A good one, yes, they actually have experience in business and would more likely know how to get the economy going.
Depends on the position. Executive branch? Less likely. Legislative? Sure.
More as long as they were a good one but those are rare and they are usually no more trustworthy than any other politician. It would also depend on what they want to do.
Why would anybody vote "less"?
Mostly distrust. It's hard to trust a rich business owner to look out for the lower class when doing so would require them to give up (some of) their own wealth
Very good point! Thank you.