In the words of the Pew Research Center, “No issue relating to business is more politically divisive than the impact of government regulation.”
According to a new Pew survey, 76% of Republicans believe that government regulation of business tends to do more harm than good, but only 41% of Democrats agree. That’s an enormous 35% difference, but the poll reveals something even more interesting. Namely, 58% of independents side with Republicans on that question, not Democrats. Another interesting point from the survey, according to Pew:
Fully 72% of Americans agree that ‘the strength of this country today is based on the success of American business.’ This opinion has endured, largely unchanged, for the past quarter century.”
That’s bad news for Barack “You Didn’t Build That!” Obama and his class warfare campaign theme.