In a hyper-partisan era, political affiliation matters in just about everything — even business confidence.

Sixty-eight percent of small business owners who are Republicans say current conditions for their business are good, twice as many as the 34% among Democratic small business owners, according to the fourth quarter 2019 CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Survey.

In fact, the CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index has maintained a double-digit buffer between Democrats and Republicans throughout the Trump administration, with Republican small business owners consistently reporting a more positive outlook on the current state of their businesses and their prospects for the coming months.

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