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53% Prefer Less Regulation, More Competition For Financial System

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

While voter opposition to the government bailouts of Wall Street has softened a bit, a majority still thinks the U.S. financial system should be opened to more competition.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that 53% say more competition and less regulation is better for the financial industry than more regulation and less competition. One in three (32%) takes the opposing view and say more regulation is needed. Another 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Given the holiday week, there will be no Rasmussen Challenge  this week. The contest will resume on Tuesday, November 27.

The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 18-19, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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