CNBC/SurveyMonkey: Trump Scores with Small Business

Republican small business owners outnumber Democrats in survey 6/09/2017 7:40 AM Eastern

According to the first ever CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, 58% of respondents say they "approve" of the job President Donald Trump is doing.

Small businesses do overindex for Republicans in the survey, howeve,r with 38% Republicans to only 23% Democrats.

Trump has pledged to lower taxes, which is the biggest issue for the largest segment of those small businesses (25%). That was followed by regulation, which Trump is also pruning; the cost of healthcare, which the President has said he is trying to lower for businesses; and customer demand, all tied at 14%.

The survey found that 42% say changes in tax policy will have a positive effect to 24% who say they will have a negative effect; 38% sys regulatory changes will have a positive effect vs. 26% who say it will be negative.

CNBC and SurveyMonkey said they surveyed 2,030 self-described small business owners age 18-plus in what is planned for a quarterly poll. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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