Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Is Mitt Romney's business experience relevant to the presidential election?


Is Mitt Romney’s business experience relevant to the presidential election?

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has criticized the Obama campaign over its attack on Romney's business credentials.

Yes, he's touting his experience as chief reason he should be president
  409 (51.8%)
No, Democrats just want to depict him as a 'job killer.'
  195 (24.7%)
Yes, voters need to know if Romney will downsize the safety net like he did companies
  256 (32.4%)
No, silly to think anyone could govern Washington like a venture capitalist
  238 (30.1%)
Total votes = 790
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