BILL CLINTON IS BETTER FOR EUROPEAN BUSINESS THAN BOB DOLE, ACCORDING TO 61% OF THE 1,500 EUROPEAN EXECUTIVES SURVEYED FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL UNITED PARCEL SERVICE EUROPE BUSINESS MONITOR, WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR FULL RELEASE IN EARLY DECEMBER.

THE SURVEY, WHICH IS CONDUCTED BY HARRIS RESEARCH, COMPILES THE THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS OF EXECUTIVES SELECTED FROM THE TOP 15,000 COMPANIES IN BELGIUM, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, SPAIN AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.

ALTHOUGH MR. CLINTON IS POPULAR NOW, ACCORDING TO THE EARLY STATISTICS RELEASED BY UPS,  FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH WAS FAVORED, 39% TO 37%, IN THE SURVEY TAKEN FOUR YEARS AGO.

THE 1996 SURVEY INDICATED THAT THE STRONGEST SUPPORT FOR MR. CLINTON IS IN GERMANY, WITH 80% FAVORING THE PRESIDENT. GERMANY ALSO SHOWED THE WEAKEST SUPPORT FOR MR. DOLE, WITH ONLY 6% STATING THAT HE WOULD BE BETTER FOR BUSINESS.

MR. DOLE’S BIGGEST FANS ARE IN THE U.K., WHERE 17% FAVORED HIM OVER MR. CLINTON.

IN FRANCE, WHERE MR. CLINTON HAD THE LEAST SUPPORT, WITH 42%, A TOTAL OF 47% OF THE FRENCH PARTICIPANTS REFUSED TO COMMIT TO EITHER CANDIDATE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL JOHN FLICK OF UPS PUBLIC RELATIONS AT (404) 828-6346.

BY  BRIANA  PEHLMAN