Originally posted by bill718
For many decades the G O P could count on unwavering support from business owners (large and small). Beginning in 1980 during the Regan Revolution, however small business owners began to feel that the G O P was too concerned about the plight of th ...[text shortened]... ck to the Republican base, the chances of this happening anytime soon is not promising...
Do you even believe yourself?
Small business owners favored republicans in general, and reflect a less dramatic aproval for Obama than the overall vote precisely because they favor free market policies over regulations that increase costs of small business and taxation.
The economy was already falling during the elections as we all know, which points to a win for the party out of power, once more as well all know.
Therefore, don't get your hopes up.
The story of November in terms of political support, is Obama's falling support numbers in the polls.
It looks like the Democrats will have a hard time solidifying or even maintaining a fillibuster proof-majority these coming elections.
Maybe it's all the talk of taxes for not getting health insurances and making small businesses take on so much dead weight.
From your own article:
"So, small-business owners leaned more Republican in the 2008 election than the general electorate. But they clearly were less enthusiastic for Republican presidential candidate John McCain compared to Republicans running for Congress and compared to their support for President Bush in 2004. This year, many small-business owners apparently would have been happy with a divided government – a Democrat in the White House and Republicans running Congress.
In fact, the survey showed that among small-business voters, 38 percent identified themselves as Republican, with 31 percent saying they were Democrats and 27 percent independents. The Republican-Democrat breakdown was basically reversed among voters in general, with 38 percent Democrat, 33 percent Republican and 25 percent independent.
The numbers were similar regarding social, economic and political views. Among small-business owners, 38 percent were conservative, 31 percent moderate, 25 percent liberal, and, by the way, 2 percent libertarian."