Florham Park, N.J. and New York — With the 2004 election just three months away and campaign promises popping up more frequently than summer barbecues, chief financial officers polled by Financial Executives International indicated that incumbent George W. Bush ranked ahead of Democratic challenger John Kerry in critical areas such as the economy and homeland security.

Nearly 70 percent of the CFOs surveyed recently by FEI and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, in FEI’s quarterly “CFO Outlook Survey,” felt that President Bush was better on the economy, while just over 75 percent ranked him ahead of Senator Kerry on homeland security.

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