that Apple CEO Steve Jobs was among the company leaders being evaluated in Forbes.com’s
CEO Approval Ratings survey. Currently, the leader of our favorite computing company has the best approval rating of any CEO in the technology division of the survey, which is admittedly not scientifically or statistically sound.
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The survey lets visitors to the ratings Web site vote on CEOs’ job performance — and even post a note with their comments. Among the other company heads being evaluated in the technology division are Steven Ballmer of Microsoft, John Chambers of Cisco Systems, Larry Ellison of Oracle, and Carleton Fiorina of Hewlett-Packard.
For February, Jobs had an 84 percent approval rating. Chambers was second with 59 percent, followed by Ellison (53 percent), Fiorina (41 percent), and Ballmer (31 percent). The only CEOs with higher ratings than Jobs were James Parker of Southwest Airlines, who had a 90 percent approval rating in the Airlines division, and Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, who had 89 percent approval in the Finance division.
Voting is now underway for the March rankings.