Rasmussen poll: more skepticism about financial regulation
Forty-seven percent (47%) of Americans oppose more government regulation of the U.S. financial system, while 33% disagree and say more regulation is a good idea, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
But just 23% of adults favor giving the Federal Reserve Board more regulatory control. Fifty-one percent (51%) oppose expanding the Fed’s regulatory powers.
Americans are closely divided over President Obama’s plan to create a new government agency to regulate what banks, mortgage lenders and credit cardcompanies offer Americans. Thirty-nine percent (39%) support the creation of such an agency, but 44% are opposed to establishing another federal regulatory body.