Recent polling shows that business leaders are most concerned about the economy, taxes and health care expenses heading into the Presidential election season.
At least 90% of businesses polled cited the economy and tax burdens as chief concerns. Other issues ranging in the top 5 included tariffs and trade policies, and immigration.
About one-third in the Gallup poll said they expected a recession or economic downturn in 2020; 34% called it somewhat likely.
A CNBC/SurveyMonkey poll late last year underscored the partisan nature of business confidence, with 68% of Republican small business owners saying business conditions are good, compared to just 34% of Democratic small business owners. The results have been consistent in polling throughout President Donald Trump’s time in office, the Business Journals reported.