But, when given the chance to pick their own candidate, business professionals turned to tried-and-true options: President Obama was mentioned the most, followed by Abe Lincoln, JFK and Ronald Reagan. (Honorable mentions go to Captain Kirk, Oprah and the Red Power Ranger.)
Overall, more than a third of business professionals are still unsure of who they’ll vote for.
Which candidate do you plan to vote for in this election?
Hillary Clinton: 40%
Donald Trump: 18%
Gary Johnson: 5%
Jill Stein: 1%
Not Sure: 37%
How do you feel about political talk at the office? Half of business professionals say political talk is unavoidable at the office, but Baby Boomers are the least likely to talk politics, with 48% calling it a completely inappropriate office topic.
Despite the disappointing presidential selection, election talk still dominates metaphorical watercoolers around the nation. In fact, 27% of professionals discuss the subject on a regular basis in the office. 12% have even witnessed a verbal argument at work over the election, and it can get pretty ugly.
One respondent noted that “two complaints were filed with management for the language, which got really out of hand.” Someone else had to have their seat moved away from the person they were arguing with.
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