Yale School of Management

More than half (55 percent) of business leaders attending the Yale School of Management’s CEO caucus gave president Trump an “F” for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twelve percent graded him a “D”, nine percent a “B” and six percent an “A,” according to a snap poll conducted by professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean for leadership studies, on Sept. 23.

Eighty-four percent of the attendees at the Chief Executive Leadership Institute’s event said Trump’s response to the pandemic hurt their businesses.

The CEOs also faulted Trump on dealings with China. More than six-in-ten (62 percent) of them said their businesses suffer from unfair competitive practices in China and seventy-eight percent said the actions of the US administration have made things worse.

The business leaders plan to express their dissatisfaction with Trump at the polls as 77 percent of them plan to vote for Joe Biden.