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71% Say Government Hasn’t Been Tough Enough On Wall Street

Thursday, May 17, 2012

With JPMorgan Chase's enormous recent trading losses again raising questions about government oversight of the financial industry, more Americans than ever feel the government has not done enough to hunt down potential criminal activity on Wall Street.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 14% of American Adults now believe the federal government has been aggressive enough in pursuing possible criminal behavior by major Wall Street bankers. Seventy-one percent (71%) disagree and think the government has not been aggressive enough. That's up from 64% last May.  Another 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults nationwide was conducted on May 14, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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