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Small businesses, big issues:Your concerns in the 2016
The 3 issues most important to small- business owners
in this election
1. Health care: 77%
2. Government regulation and complexity: 71%
3. Tax reform: 70%
What action would you like to see the next administration take on the Affordable Care
health care reform
Want the ACA repealed
Want the ACA expanded27%
Is government regulation and complexity hurting your companys profitability
and/or ability to grow?
Government Regulation and Complexity
Which proposed changes to the U.S. tax structure would benefit your business most?
Closing tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy 53%
Reducing the number of individual tax brackets and rates to 12%, 25%, and 33%, which also would apply to busi nesses operated on the proprietors personal income-tax returns as a pass-through, and establishing a top corporate tax rate of 15%
Minimum Wage Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25/hour?
64% Yes 36% No
Of those supporting a higher federal minimum wage:26% A minimum wage of $10/hour would not
harm their business25% A minimum wage of $12/hour would not
harm their business23% A minimum wage of $15/hour would not harm their
Other key issues for small businesses
Immigration 50% The current U.S. immigration policy has no impact on their companies profitability and/or ability to grow
Infrastructure47% The current condition of U.S. infrastructure (e.g., roads, bridges, broadband access) has no impact on their business profitability and/or ability to grow
How the candidates measure up to small-business owners
The Candidate Who Best Represents the Interests of Small Business
50% Donald Trump
23% Hillary Clinton
16% Dont know16%
If the Election Were Today, Who Would Get Your Vote?
Who Do You Think Will Win?
39% Hillary Clinton
32% Donald Trump
26% Dont know
About the Survey
Size of Business
37% 1-19 employees
31% 20-99 employees
32% 100-500 employees
About the Paychex Election 2016 Small Business Survey
The data included was taken from the results of the Paychex Election 2016 Small Business Survey, administered by Bredin. The survey was conducted
online between September 21, 2016 and September 26, 2016 and polled 318 principals of U.S. companies with fewer than 500 employees.