Small business is hugely influential,
both in shaping the U.S. economy and even, potentially, the
overall political landscape.
Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, Executive VP, Wells Fargo
What issues are likely to affect how small business owners vote?
Domestic issues are top of mind: energy prices (69 percent),
coverage (68 percent) and the overall economy (67 percent).
"A successful small business and a thriving economy go
said Bob Michaelian, co-founder and chief financial officer of
Assets Group in San Francisco. "I believe Congressional
decisions have a
huge effect on today's economy. As a small business owner, I
responsibility to make sure issues affecting the success of my
heard and addressed. If I don't speak up on behalf of my
"Small business is hugely influential -- both in shaping the
economy and even, potentially, the overall political landscape.
percent of small business owners plan to vote, that's over 20
voices having a say in the upcoming Congressional elections,"
Macieira-Kaufmann, executive vice president and head of Wells
Business segment. Wells Fargo sponsored the Gallup survey. "The survey results demonstrate that small
owners participate in the political process to promote and
favorable business climate."