In the most recent Harper Poll, likely primary voters on both sides of the aisle were asked “What do you think is holding our country back more: abuse of power on Wall Street OR growth of government and regulations?”
As you might have guessed, most answers fell right along with whatever ideology the respondent was.
58% of Democratic respondents answered “abuse of power on Wall Street”, while only 25% answered “growth of government and regulations”. 17% were undecided.
59% of Democrats who considered themselves moderate picked Wall Street, 64% of those who say they are somewhat liberal went with Wall Street, as well as 68% of those who say they are very liberal.
On the other side of the spectrum, Republicans were even more decisive in their answering, with 75% of likely primary voters saying that “growth of government and regulations” is holding our country back.
Interestingly, GOP moderates actually picked “abuse of power on Wall Street” by a 48%-45% margin. Otherwise, 81% of somewhat conservative voters picked growth of government, while 83% of very conservative voters also went with growth of government.
Harper Polling surveyed 662 likely voters through landline interviews conducted using Interactive Voice Response (IVR). The poll took place between on March 1st and 2nd. The margin of error is +/- 3.75%.