We arenit big fans of Internet Polls at TMO, except for ones intended to be humorous, and the occasional mainstream Apple related poll. Such is the case with a Forbes survey/poll being conducted at that magazineis Web site. Called "CEO Approval Ratings," the survey is a month-long survey covering 20 CEOs from the airlines, financial, media, and technology world, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs is included.
You probably wonit ever have the pleasure of cozying up to the bar with Sanford Weill and telling him what you think of the job heis doing at Citigroup.
But thanks to Forbes.com, you can vote on his job performance--and post a note, too. Our CEO approval ratings let you mark your ballot on the most prominent U.S. business leaders, from Steve Jobs to Carly Fiorina to Warren Buffett.
In the tech sector, the following CEOs are included:
Steven P. Jobs, Apple Computer
Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft
John T. Chambers, Cisco Systems
Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle
Carleton S. Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard
The "vote" is a simple Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down vote. When we voted, Steve Jobs had 4643 Thumbs Up, and 1020 Thumbs Down. Thatis an 82% Approval Rating, for those keeping score at home. Steve Ballmer, on the other hand, had 1659 thumbs Up and 2657 Thumbs Down, a 38% Approval Rating.
You can check out the poll at Forbes.comis site. We should note that the poll is set up to inhibit spamming. We also wanted to point out that there is an ad that features audio on every page of the poll (your results may vary), so turn your sound down if you are in an environment where thatis an issue. That ad also seems to play havoc for Chimera, causing that app to crash several times.