In a poll conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce via North Star Opinion Research, registered voters, regardless of their party, revealed that they are overwhelmingly supportive of pro-business candidates going into the presidential election of 2024.
A significant majority of Republican primary voters favored less government involvement in matters of business. There where some surprises in the data, however.
For instance, while 77% of Republicans favored less government involvement in matters relating to business, it appears that 57% of Independents and 29% of Democrats also said that they favored free market enterprise as well.
Whether courting Republican, Democratic, or Independent voters, candidates will be well served to run as pro-business and focus on solutions that support jobs and America’s free enterprise system. https://t.co/wh8EVSuoLV
— U.S. Chamber (@USChamber) August 25, 2023
Voters regardless of party trusted small business overwhelmingly with Republicans having a rated trust level of 7.77 out 10. The independents trusted the least out of the group with a 7.33. Democrats came in at 7.53.
The trust in large businesses was not quite as prominent. Republicans received a 5.65 in their level of trust. Independents were given a 4.93 in the category and Democrats a 5.49.
Voters supported the position of both small businesses and large businesses alike on policy issues including securing the border and increasing legal immigration, halting unneeded lawsuits, enacting permitting reform, and also attaining more global trade deals.
The nationwide poll was conducted from June 17-22 and polled 1,327 registered voters.
The full data for the study can be found here.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.