Election Season is Here

Date: October 06, 2022

Small business is a powerful political force in Idaho

Election Day approaches fast. Did you know:

  • The 2022 Gallup Poll found 68% of Americans having a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in small business as an institution. Small business was the highest ranked institution in this year’s survey, and topped organized labor (28%), banks (27%), and big business (14%).

  • Nearly nine in ten adults (89%) report a positive view of small businesses, according to Morning Consult. “These positive sentiments extend across party lines … Republicans (92% positive) and Democrats (90% positive) are united in their appreciation for small business.”

  • “When it comes to determining who should represent their communities in elected office … the vast majority (59%) say they would prefer a small business owner to represent them over the CEO of a large corporation (4%), a union representative (9%) or a lawyer (6%),” according to Morning Consult.

There’s more. Check out The Power of the Small Business Voice.

Some important dates are coming up in Idaho.

  • October 14 is the deadline to register to vote
  • October 17 mail ballots go out to voters in designated mail ballot precincts
  • October 24 Early voting begins in counties that choose to conduct early voting
  • November 8 Election Day
  • Click here to see the state’s entire election calendar

That gives small-business owners time to do what they do best in the campaign season—Educate those around them.

NFIB members are particularly adept at this, In a study of the nation’s top influencers, APCO Worldwide listed NFIB “among the best at mobilizing grassroots forces.” In its 2019 TradeMarks study, “which measures the extent to which policy leaders believe associations are effective in achieving their policy goals,” NFIB ranked:

  • No. 1 in grassroots
  • No. 1 in coalition building
  • No. 1 as an industry reputation steward.

So, let your influence begin! Here is some background information that can help.

  • NFIB Members: Click here to log in and view the NFIB ID Voter Guide

 

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