Business Week/Harris Executive Poll
America's business leaders have very little good to say about Bill Clinton in a new BUSINESS WEEK poll. Even though the President cut the budget deficit and promoted U.S. exports, 92% give him weak marks for leadership. An overwhelming majority criticize Clinton's trade policy, his economic performance--even his economic advisers. And 82%, up from 45% after the 1992 election, view the Clinton-Gore team not as a new breed of Democrat, but as "tax and spend" liberals in disguise. Only the Federal Reserve wins decent grades, with 48% of the executives supporting the central bank's efforts to strike a balance between reining in inflation and spurring economic growth.
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