I’m surprised the number is that low in this nationwide Rasmussen poll. But the results do get muddled, with people seeing a big difference between a free market economy (which they favored more) and capitalism. Um, you can’t have one without the other.
But the difference is because they saw capitalism as implying bailouts for large corporations while free market economies don’t. Huh?
However, a whopping 73% believe Goldman Sachs is guilty of fraud and 70% say business and government work together against the interests of the people.
Looks like the populace is getting increasingly disenchanted. That makes fertile recruiting grounds indeed for all manner of political organizations.