Small Business Advocate Poll: How will you vote for Congressional candidates?

The Question:
In the upcoming election, how will you vote for Congressional candidates?

4% - More likely to vote for an established incumbent with influence

42% - More likely to vote to send new representation to Washington

55% - Some of both

My Commentary:
One of the great political debates in the United States in recent years is how much of the problems in Washington are actually caused by the people we sent to solve the problems - the entrenched political class. There are a number of groups, especially on the Republican side of the aisle, who are dedicated to kicking out these incumbents and electing replacements who are not part of the entitled political gentry, and who will work and vote to create real solutions that fit our 21st century challenges.

We wanted to know how our small business audience was thinking about the political class vs new blood issue, so last week we asked this question: “In the upcoming election, how will you vote for Congressional candidates?” Here’s what we learned:

Over half of our respondents, 55%, said they were likely to vote for both incumbents and new faces, while more than four-of-ten of our sample said they were “more likely to vote to send new representation to Washington. And only 5% said they were more likely to “vote for an established incumbent with influence.”

That’s 95% of our audience either inclined or committed to make changes in Washington this year. If our audience is representative of America, and I think it absolutely is, these results should cause some projectile sweat to break out among the political class. Indeed, we’re already seeing the effects of this anti-incumbent movement with the retirement of a number of senior members of Congress, as well as a number being defeated by their own party in the primaries.

America has many problems, but it makes me feel better about our future when so many are demanding performance by working to take back our government from the entitled political class through our beautiful political process.

God bless America.

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