Poll: Obama Claims Lead Among Small Business Owners
September 19th, 2012
A new poll from the George Washington University School of Political Management and Thumbtack.com suggests that one of Mitt Romney’s central messages is falling flat with its target audience.
According to the poll, small business owners now favor President Barack Obama over Romney by a 47 to 39 percent margin. Furthermore, when asked “independent of who you are voting for, which candidate do you believe is more supportive of small business?”, 39 percent picked President Obama, while just 32 percent sided with Romney. 28 percent were not sure.
Among the 6,000 small business owners polled, 40 percent named the economy and job creation as the most important issue in their choice of a president — a major red flag for Romney, who is unlikely to be elected unless he decisively wins among economically motivated voters.