Global CEOs and U.S. small business owners would like political leaders and candidates for office to focus more on tax reform, regulation, the size of government and entitlements, and the national debt in order to stimulate economic growth and job creation, according to a new report.

The survey, by NYSE Euronext, found that 86 percent of public company CEOs and 87 percent of U.S. small business owners expect the election and future public policy to have a significant impact on the U.S. economy, while 79 percent of the survey respondents said the election results would directly affect job creation.

Asked what guidance they would offer the next U.S. administration, global CEOs and U.S. small business owners believe efforts should be focused on reducing regulation and corporate taxes. More than 40 percent of the survey respondents said they want reduced regulation.

Nearly 40 percent want to reduce the size of government and the amount of government spending. More than 30 percent want to reduce or keep corporate taxes low.

The complete report is available at

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