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US micro-business owners rooting for Obama over Romney

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 17:57

Washington: With just a few weeks to go before President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney face off once again in their second presidential debate, a new poll has found that the very smallest businesses in America are leaning left in this year’s election.

The survey of primarily micro-businesses, those with one-to-five employees, found strong support for Obama, with 43 percent of respondents planning to vote for him this year, compared to 35 percent planning to vote for Romney.

The survey found that nearly 12 percent said they were still undecided, even with the election just over three weeks away. According to Fox News, micro-businesses that responded said the economy, taxes and health care were ‘very important’ in their decision-making in the election (70 percent), and 45 percent favor Obama over 40 percent for Romney on the issue of taxes.

Going into 2013, more than 62 percent said they felt optimistic, with more than 22 percent expressing they were very confident about the economic outlook of the business in 2013. The survey was conducted this week by SohoOS, a provider of online management tools for more than 900,000 micro-businesses, among 592 respondents, the report added.

First Published: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 17:57
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