The survey, conducted by CNBC and SurveyMonkey, found that 47% of the 2,100 entrepreneurs surveyed said they “strongly approve” of how Trump is handling the job — also a new high for Trump. That figure had reportedly not cracked 40% since responses began being collected on a quarterly basis in 2017.
“This is a high watermark for President Trump’s job approval, both among small business owners in our survey and among the general public,” said Laura Wronski, a senior research scientist at SurveyMonkey.
Wronski did go on to temper the results, however, noting that small business owners have always been a consistent source of support for the president.
“Part of this is just partisanship,” she said. “One key way in which small business owners differ from everyone else is that they are more likely to be Republicans than Democrats by a pretty wide margin.”
The survey, which was conducted Feb. 3-10, came at a pivotal time for the president. That same week he delivered his third State of the Union Address, received an acquittal on impeachment charges, and gained a political edge as the Democratic Party underwent its Iowa caucus debacle.
TheBlaze reported at the time how very good that week was for the president, a week in which the president also received a better-than-expected January jobs report and notched his highest ever Gallup approval rating.