Obama tops Romney in new poll of SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS .

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    Sep 24, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    from The Washington Post:

    Nearly half of small business owners (47 percent) plan to vote for a second term for the president, compared to 39 percent who plan to vote for Mitt Romney, according to a new poll conducted by the George Washington University School of Political Management and Thumbtack.com. Even more importantly, perhaps, the president is perceived as more supportive of small companies by the most coveted group of voters — independents.

    Researchers polled more than 6,000 small business owners, and the group of respondents closely mirrored the overall population in terms of gender, business size and business age.

    Read more: J.D. Harrison , On Small Business @ TheWashingtonPost



    From the survey responses, small business owners are indeed focused on all the areas that Romney and the Republicans have hammered the President on relentlessly for a year:

    *The Economy and Job Creation

    *Health Care Reform

    *Tax Policy and Deficit Reduction

    THE SURPRISE....THE SHOCK FOR REPUBLICANS, that is.....

    is that THE MAJORITY OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TRUST

    PRESIDENT OBAMA on these issues far more than they'd trust Romney .
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    Sep 24, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    JockTheVote saidTHE SURPRISE....THE SHOCK FOR REPUBLICANS, that is..... is that THE MAJORITY OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TRUST PRESIDENT OBAMA on these issues far more than they'd trust Romney .

    Not really surprising for this group, when you consider that Romney doesn't build businesses, he cannibalizes them. While some business owners would be happy to sell out and retire, that happens more with older people. Owners in their prime take a pride in their business, identify with it, and want to see it grow, not be gobbled up and broken up.

    And I don't think Romney's history of shipping US jobs overseas would resonate too well with this group, either. Nor Romney getting tax breaks and having shelters that only the "big boys" can arrange, but aren't available to small businesses. Which means the small owners are left holding the bag for higher taxes. Yeah, I can see why Romney wouldn't exactly be their hero.