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How Boston area executives plan to vote

As with voters across the country, local business leaders are making their election choices based on what they see as the most pressing issues

Wall Street is backing Mitt Romney; big technology is behind President Obama. But beyond the donors with the deepest pockets, how are other business leaders, large and small, planning to vote this election?

Small business owners in September were leaning heavily toward Romney — 66 percent vs. 19 percent for Obama — according to a Wall Street Journal/Vistage Small Business CEO survey. And findings by Manta Media Inc. similarly showed small business owners preferring Romney by a wide margin, although 56 percent thought Obama would win.

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