There’s no question that the 2020 race will be a tight one, if only because in today’s partisan environment, any contest between a Republican and a Democrat is going to come down to a virtual coin flip. It is an unfortunate fact that all of those loafers living within a mile of the local welfare office have just as much say in who the next president will be as the men and women actually making the country run. Those in the former category want a president who will give them as much free stuff as possible; those in the latter just want a president who will keep the shores safe while they go about their daily lives.
And it’s clear that those in that latter category want to see President Trump re-elected in November. According to a survey conducted by the Job Creators Network, small business owners are overwhelmingly in favor of the president’s second term. 79.4% of these entrepreneurs, who preside over companies with less than 500 employees, want to see healthcare remain market-based rather than turn into a government-run, universal boondoggle.
The JNC reported that small business owners are pleased with the way Trump has handled the economy; 66% of respondents said the president had done a “good” or “great” job on matters involving the economy.
“When asked who they would vote for if the election was held tomorrow and the Democratic candidate was Joe Biden, more than 73 percent said they would vote for Donald Trump,” the survey said.
In a news release announcing the results of the poll, JCN president Alfredo Ortiz said the numbers painted a very clear picture.
“The results speak for themselves: small business owners are thriving and attribute much of their continued success to the pro-growth policies pushed by the current administration,” said Ortiz.
“Additionally, the support for free market healthcare reform aligns with recent efforts of the Job Creators Network Foundation and Physicians for Reform,” Ortiz continued. “The Healthcare for You framework aims to inject choice and competition into the healthcare market–giving Americans the decision-making power they want and deserve. Entrepreneurs don’t want a progressive or socialist playing puppet master with businesses and the economy. The free market should be doing the heavy lifting.”
There are probably more moochers than makers in the U.S., but we’re still confident that this election is in the bag. With the possible wildcard of a coronavirus recession looming in the air, we have to be cautious in our predictions, of course. But if that turns out to be more molehill than mountain, we’re pretty sure that another four years is inevitable. Thank goodness.