The SNEWS® Reader Poll, which ended Jan. 26, 2009, asked, "Will Barack Obama be good for our industries?" Seventy-six percent of the responses were "yes," while 24 percent of all respondents did not feel that President Obama would be good for either the outdoor or fitness industries. By contrast, the recent approval rating for the new president, while not an all-time high, still ranks among the top, is 69 percent.
Our new survey question, "If the economy does not improve in the next six months, do you believe additional businesses are at risk of going under?" is now live and awaiting your answer. To make your vote count, simply go to the SNEWS Reader Poll section in the right navigation bar of every web page in SNEWS.