11/01/2012 01:59 pm ET

Harvard Business School Students Prefer Obama: Survey

Mitt Romney's alma mater apparently would rather see President Barack Obama get reelected.

Roughly two-thirds of Harvard Business School's students support Obama, while roughly one-third support Romney, according to a new survey of 668 HBS students by the Harbus, HBS's student newspaper.

The survey results are surprising, given that many big businesses appear to support Romney. Top CEOs have donated to Romney instead of Obama by a more than four-to-one margin, according to a recent investigation by NBC News. Some business executives have decried Obama as allegedly anti-business.

Obama lambasted "fat cat bankers on Wall Street" in December 2009, offending many on Wall Street, including Goldman Sachs.

But Obama actually has helped the business world in one big way: overseeing a massive rise in the stock market. The S&P 500 has spiked 71 percent since Obama took office.

Romney also has touted his business experience as making him qualified to turn around the U.S. economy. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 1974. (Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991.)

But economists also favor Obama and say that he has a better grasp of economics than Romney, according to a recent survey of economists by The Economist.



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