CE Pro 100 Straw Poll: 72% for Romney

Integrators and vendors at the CE Pro 100 and Commercial Integrator summits overwhelmingly choose Romney over Obama.

Obama vs. Romney: CE pro votes for the Republican.
Julie Jacobson · November 6, 2012

The construction industry prefers Mitt Romney over Barack Obama 74% to 26%. The IT industry prefers Obama, but by a smaller margin.

The Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro is a huge Romney fan.

We know from our Ultimate CE Profile that 42% of CE Pros identify themselves as Republicans, compared to 29% Independent and 26% Democrat.

But how about the CE cream of the crop? We polled attendees of the CE Pro 100 and Commercial Integrator Summit on the eve of the events, which start today.

The verdict? 72% say they voted for Mitt Romney.

Here’s what the group named as their most important priority for the new president:

Reducing deficit/debt - 36%
Stimulating job growth - 32%
Stimulating manufacturing in the US - 10%
Stimulating the housing sector - 7%
Repairing/rebuilding the country’s infrastructure - 6%
Improving science, technology and engineering education - 4%
Pursuing energy independence for the US - 3%
Dealing with immigration - 1%
Fighting global terrorism - 1%

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Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at

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