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Would U.S. be better off with more businesspeople in charge?

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An overwhelming majority of Americans think the country would be better-run if people with business and management experience were in charge, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

Gallup, which has facilities in Princeton, found that 81 percent of Americans surveyed in July said the U.S. would be governed better by those with a business background. Only 13 percent felt like the country would be governed worse if more businesspeople were in charge.

Meanwhile, 63 percent felt like America would be better off if more women were in government, again against only 13 percent who thought it would be worse off.

Sixty-three percent preferred people who were willing to compromise rather than stick to a hard line, versus 30 percent who though it would be run worse. Interestingly, 56 percent felt the opposite way, favoring those who would hold to their principles, while 38 percent thought unwillingness to compromise would make the country worse.


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