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Trump has zero shot at GOP nomination: CFO survey

78% of CFOs give Jeb Bush GOP nod: Survey
78% of CFOs give Jeb Bush GOP nod: Survey

While Donald continues to remain the leader of the pack among GOP presidential nomination candidates in national polls, he holds no favor with the group of business leaders who comprise the CNBC CFO Council. 

The CFO Council represents some of the largest public and private companies in the world, collectively managing more than $2 trillion in market capitalization across a wide variety of sectors. Nearly half of the council participated in this quarter's survey. 

Seventy-eight percent of those polled believe former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will garner the GOP nomination. (Last quarter Bush received 72 percent of the vote.)  

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who was second in May's survey, had a significant drop in votes this time around. In May, 11 percent of the council believed Walker was likely to grab the nomination. He is now tied with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, at just 6 percent. 

A wide swath of the GOP field has been completely dismissed by the council, including current front-runners Donald Trump and neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who received no votes.

When polled on who will win the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton took the lead with 72 percent of the vote, followed by Vice President Joe Biden with 28 percent.

Fed expectations

As all eyes remain fixated on the Federal Reserve and interest rates heading into next week's big meeting, less than a quarter of CFO Council members surveyed believe the Fed will raise interest rates (compared to 47 percent in May's poll). Forty-five percent of polled council members believe a rate hike will come at some point next year. 

Complete survey results below: