Business icons Jack Welch, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina all had negative things to say about Donald Trump this week, and media reports said tech CEOs including Tim Cook and Elon Musk held a secret meeting to discuss how to stop the GOP front-runner.
But do you think any of this will slow The Donald? U.S. CFOs don't. Across a wide range of industries, CFOs have conceded that Trump will be the GOP candidate, according to the latest CNBC Global CFO Council survey, conducted between Feb. 25 and March 8.
It's the first time since the GOP race began that a majority of U.S. CFOs taking the survey said Trump would prevail in the battle for the Republican nomination.
A little under 67 percent of CFOs say Trump will maintain his lead, up from 15.4 percent who picked Trump in December, before the start of the primary voting season. Marco Rubio at 16.7 percent was second, followed by Ted Cruz's 12.5 percent.