Thursday, September 27, 2012

Which Candidate Do Small Business Owners Think Would Be Better?

What do actual job creators (not just rich people) think about the presidential candidates?

George Washington University and Thumbtack.com survey small business owners and entrepreneurs, who create 2/3rds of new jobs in the average year.  They were asked which candidate is most supportive of small business.  The results:


39% President Obama
31% Governor Romney
28% Not sure

This result is particularly interesting, since small business owners have traditionally been one of the most conservative and Republican constituencies.

9 comments:

Frank said...

In a recent Rasmussen poll, yesterday I think, 64% of likely voters think that we are not heading in the right direction.

gruntled said...

Such a question is not very informative, since it does not tell us why people think that.

I am very disappointed with Congressional Republicans for blocking nearly all legislation. I think that is a bad direction for the government to be going. If Democrats win a stronger majority in the Senate, and break the intransigence in the House, then we will be better able to go in the right direction.

Is that the conclusion you draw from this survey item?

Frank said...

No but I guess one could look at it that way. We shall see in November.

Anonymous said...

Census Bureau. American's incomes have dropped $3,040.00 during the Obama recovery.

Anonymous said...

GDP Drops 13.2 %...

gruntled said...

Yes, the Bush Recession created a huge disaster for all incomes. Fortunately, the Obama administration prevented that recession from becoming a full depression. The economy has been slowly recovering ever since.

Frank said...

That's the Democrat talking point but the numbers don't support that narrative

gruntled said...

Which numbers do you have in mind?

pillar said...

Unemployment,deficits, the economy is in the tank. Because of the QEs inflation will take off as soon as the economy rebounds.