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Voters Still See Obama Friendlier to Big Businesses Than to Small Ones

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Voters continue to believe President Obama is friendlier toward big business than small business. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 25% of Likely Voters think the president’s policies are too friendly to big business, up from 19% in late February. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say the president’s policies are too hostile to big business, while 31% believe they’re about right.  Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.  (To see survey question wording,click here.)

When it comes to small business, however, only five percent (5%) think Obama’s policies are too friendly.  Forty-six percent (46%) feel his policies are too hostile to small business, but 40% say they’re about right.  These findings show little change from earlier surveys

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 1-2, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology


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