Poll: Most Think System Favoring Wealthy Is A Bigger Problem Than Over-Regulation

Asking an incisive question that gets to the heart of today’s political and economic debates, the new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that a majority of Americans think that inherent “unfairness in the economic system that favors the wealthy” is a bigger problem than “over-regulation of the free market.” The question boils down the key difference between the world views and policy prescriptions of the progressive and conservative movements, and finds that most Americans agree with progressives here, 55 percent to 35 percent. As Greg Sargent notes, “moderates see economic unfairness on behalf of the wealthy as a bigger problem than market overregulation by 59-29.”