Small Business Poll Results

On November 30, Gallup published a survey titled “U.S. Small-Business Owners Pessimistic Post Election.”

A couple of notable excerpts include:

U.S. small-business owners are pessimistic post-election, with the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index plunging to -11 in November from 17 in July. This is the most pessimistic that owners have been about their operating environment since July 2010, when the index stood at -28.


  • Thirty percent of owners expect “poor” cash flow over the next 12 months — the highest Gallup has measured to date.
  • Twenty-eight percent of owners expect to be in a “poor” financial position 12 months from now — the highest Gallup has measured to date.

Also shown are three charts depicting the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, the Future Expectations Dimension, and Present Situation Dimension since August 2003.


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