Small Business Owners Say Economy Is Top Presidential Election Issue, New Poll Shows

The U.S. Chamber and MetLife recently released the Q3 Small Business Index —a survey of 1,000 small businesses to take the temperature of the sector, see where small business owners are confident, and where they are experiencing challenges. The Q3 index in particular focused on how the state of the U.S. economy is influencing the attitudes of small business owners towards the upcoming election.

Among other insights, the Q3 Small Business Index finds that:

  • 57% of small business owners rank the economy as the first or second most important issue influencing who they will vote for this November.
  • 68% of small business owners agree that it is more important for political leaders to compromise than stick to their beliefs in order to get things done.
  • 62% of small business owners are more interested in the 2020 election (including 40% who are “much” more interested) compared to 2016.

Click here to view the full index.