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Obama's Policies Toward Business

47% Say Obama's Too Hostile to Small Business

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Voters are slightly less critical of how President Obama deals with small business issues but still think he's more likely to favor big businesses over small ones.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now give the president good or excellent ratings for his handling of issues related to small business, while 42% rate him poorly. That’s a slightly more positive rating than last month when 46% gave Obama poor marks in this area.  But 40% gave the president positive marks for his handling of small business issues a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The two surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters each were conducted on December 26, 2013 and January 4, 2014 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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