I congratulated John Queally for putting up this story in the News segment, and Mary B, et al should be congratulated here.
The inequality that has been nurtured and entrenched makes it easy for us on the bottom to suspect honest sentiment for some sort of attempting to please PR response. This is a mistake. Many small to medium business persons recognize the rottenness of the system. They are as trapped in it as everyone else. Play by the rules being promulgated by the 1% or become road kill on the business highway. Small to medium employers are sick of dealing with a hostile, disgruntled, and ever-shifting workforce (looking for greener pastures and many circling back again.)
I haven't read all of this slowly and carefully yet, but I did not notice any mention of that polling asking about support for Universal Single-Payer Health Care. I suspect the support for that would have been even more lopsided than for the other issues. This year Fed reporting requirements attached to the ACA kicked in and have placed a huge time and cost burden on all employers. Many local CPA firms don't want to touch this for their business clients with a ten foot pole, and even those that will (for exorbitant fees) don't really understand the convoluted rules. The ACA has actually worsened the situation for business owners.