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Data Bank: Mixing Business and Politics

Small business and politics are as intertwined as ever. What are entrepreneurs' top priorities for Washington?
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This election season, small business and politics are as intertwined as ever. Remember President Barack Obama's job speech? He mentioned the words "small business" eight times. Then he empanelled some of the countries leading entrepreneurs and business owners and asked for their advice on fixing the economy. What are the most pressing issues exactly? Manta, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that researches small businesses, surveyed business owners and identified seven things that small business owners hope politicians prioritize.

Portion of business owners who say the following should be top priority of politicians:

Share of business owners who say the following political parties best support small business:

Portion of business owners who are highly satisfied with the effectiveness of the federal government: 2 percent

Portion who are highly unsatisfied: 67 percent




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