IT execs prefer Obama on 5 key industry issues: survey

Plus for Romney: Zogby survey for CompTIA shows large numbers undecided

On five separate questions involving the economic future of the technology industry, a plurality of IT executives surveyed indicate they would rather stick with President Obama than hand the reins over to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who has made his business acumen the centerpiece of his campaign.

The silver lining for Romney: The number of execs who count themselves as undecided regarding their candidate of choice on these issues approaches 40%. The CompTIA-sponsored survey, which polled 300 IT executives, was conducted by JZ Analytics and the results revealed by pollster John Zogby during a keynote address this morning at Breakaway 2012 in Law Vegas. Here are the results:

Who would do a better job as president regarding the following important IT issues that face the US economy today?

The high number of execs saying they are undecided or prefer neither candidate is notable, according to Zogby.

"This late into the political season, we are seeing a high level of disengagement from those in the IT sector," he said, according to a press release. "This is true across company size, specialization and geographic region."

That may be so. But there's no way to spin these numbers as good news for Romney.

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