Six out of 10 small business owners approve of President Donald Trumps handling of his job, according to a recently released survey.
CNBC and Survey Monkey started the quarterly Small Business Survey in 2017. The 60 percent approval rating is the highest in the surveys nearly three-year history.
The lowest approval rating Trump had in the survey was the third quarter of 2017, when it was at 51 percent. Trumps approval was below 56 percent just one other time and has stayed at 56 percent or higher since the first quarter of 2018.
The latest survey showed a three percent increase in Trumps approval from the last quarter. Of the approval, 39 percent said they strongly approve of Trumps handling his job as president and 21 percent said they somewhat approve. Of the 40 percent who disapprove of Trumps job, 34 percent strongly disapprove.
The survey was conducted among 2,081 self-identified small business owners from Nov. 12 through Nov. 18. The sample included 1,029 Republicans and those who lean Republican; 751 Democrats or Independents who lean Democrat; and 269 Independents who dont lean toward either party.
The ratings were split sharply along partisan lines—93 percent of Republican small business owners approve of Trumps job performance versus 37 percent of Independents and 14 percent of Democrats.
A majority of respondents who indicated support for Trump also said that the president getting impeached would impact their businesses. On the other hand, 70 percent of respondents who disapprove of Trump said him getting impeached would probably not impact their businesses.
“Republicans are more likely than Democrats to anticipate consequences for their businesses as a result of the impeachment,” Laura Wronski, SurveyMonkey senior research scientist, said in a statement. “Whether its because they view it as a political distraction that prevenRead More – Source