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Tax Law Won’t Help Small Businesses Grow

Poll: Tax Law Won’t Help Small Businesses Grow

Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform

First published March 2018

A scientific opinion poll performed in four Senate battleground states and with a +10 Republican sample (41% R, 31%D), significantly higher than the national average, shows the majority of small business owners will not be able to hire new employees or give raises because of the new tax law. When asked if they would hire a new employee as a result of the new tax law, 69% of the plurality Republican sample said they would not, while only 25% said they would. When asked if they will be giving their employees raises due to the new tax law, 59% said no, while 31% responded that they would.

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