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With the presidential election just months away, small business owners are not tipping the balance for either candidate. In a new infographic, small business owners were equally split on the prospect of reelecting Barack Obama as they were in seeing Mitt Romney become the 45th President of the United States.
Overall the same number, 37 percent, supported Obama and Romney saying they were equally as good for business. Ron Paul was the second choice of business owners and 6 percent of respondents preferred another candidate.
President Obama had the edge among female members of the business community, however. More than two-in-five women, 44 percent, preferred Obama compared to 39 percent who preferred Romney.
Although Obama has the edge for the election among female voters, men and swing state voters both prefer Romney. Male business owners and managers prefer Romney over Obama 42 percent to 37 percent. Among swing state voters, that gap grew even more with Romney being preferred over Obama 46 percent to 38 percent.
This infographic was composed by RingCentral, a provider of cloud business phone systems. The results are based on the responses of 1,300 members of the business community including business owners, directors and managers.