In some way or another, I have covered every presidential campaign since 1988 as a journalist as well as the final six as a functioning ‘professional.’
Upon linking the Roofing Contractor group in 2015, I understood my job in this election cycle could differ because I lacked concentrate on the core subscribers — roof contractors such as Calgary Roofing and the folks who work with them in roofing businesses. It was the very first cycle period in a very long period where I must sit back and see the presidential campaign from afar. And what a spectacle it was right up to the end.
Occasionally, I thought how fascinating it will be to be on the campaign trail and from the political fray of this historical election. And sometimes, honestly, I was happy not to be a part of this brouhaha it became.
On the way, I discovered that no matter how tumultuous the governmental period became, roof contractors I talked to and worked with over the previous 18 months were concentrated largely on just one thing as it came into the election: firm.
And it seems, appearing at anecdotal signs and yesterday’s outcome, that intended overwhelming support for both Republican President-Elect Donald Trump. Maybe that is not a surprise to anybody. Roofers have endorsed Republican candidates, also, afterward, Trump amassed a fortune for a builder. What roofers which in fact would like to be successful really dislike contractors?
However, a number of what I discovered over the previous faked a closer look. In accordance with Roofing Contractor’s unscientific online candidate survey that published in October,” Trump had been an overwhelming favorite. He received 69% of their vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 21 percent. Almost 8 percent chosen neither or supported another candidate, and two percent said that they were undecided.
Taking a deeper dip into philosophical evidence, the service for Trump one of the roofers was powerful long before he emerged as the party nominee. At a random, anonymous survey, approximately 40% of roof contractors who attended RC’s yearly business roundtable event in Greatest of Success 2015 stated they expected Trump to overcome out Jeb Bush,” Marco Rubio along with Scott Walker at the first and finally win the presidency.
At an identical unscientific survey, a mostly different set of business leaders who attended the roundtable in Greatest of Success 2016 in September again revealed strong support for Trump (almost 40%). But a small majority gave Clinton the nod when asked that they believed would really win.
Throughout his demonstration at this year’s seminar, political Craig Brightup of this Brightup Group did not forecast a Trump success. Nevertheless, he did state the future has been searching for roof contractors when Trump won, especially about the regulatory front.
“We have got an excellent opportunity to knock out all of these regulations, particularly when the Republicans maintain a majority in the Senate,” he explained. They did, with a 51-47 perimeter.
It resembles Trump, along with the vast majority of roofing contractors from all over the nation, got their desire. Now he only has to provide.