1 in 3 Americans thinks Apple should run the government


Should Apple take over the White House?
Should Apple take over the White House?
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Watch out Donald Trump. If some Americans had their way, Tim Cook might be the next president of the USA.

One in three Americans think Apple would do a better job at running the the U.S. government than any politician, revealed a new study by Rbb Communications.

Walt Disney Co. came in second place in the company’s annual Breakout Brands survey with 28% of consumers surveyed indicating they’d rather have Mickey and Goofy running the oval office than any of the jesters seen onstage during this week’s Republican Party debate.

The top five companies to run the government included American Express in third (18%), Facebook (11%), and Starbucks (10%), because every government office needs a strong dose of caffeine. Rbb Communications CEO Christine Barney told AdAge the reason Apple scored so well is because they put customers first, create the future, and communicate openly and honestly.

“Breakout brands are those that focus on leading. They don’t care about competition; they put their customer first,” Barney said.

Apple also held on to the number 2 spot in the breakout brands overall category for the second year in a row. Amazon came out on top with Uber coming in third. Last year Samsung placed in third while Amazon was ranked No.1.


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