87% of CFOs say outcome of presidential election will affect future business growth


More than 80 percent of CFOs in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries say their companies' future performance depends, at least in part, on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, according to a Deloitte survey.

The survey includes responses from 122 CFOs of companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico across nine industries, including healthcare.

Across all industries, 87 percent of CFOs of U.S. companies said future performance of their companies depends somewhat on the outcome of the presidential election — with 17 percent saying future performance significantly or strongly depends on the outcome of the election. 

Of the CFOs surveyed, 74 percent identified themselves as Republicans, 8 percent identified as Democrats and 19 percent identified as Independent or other.

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