Harper Poll: Wall Street vs. Government

Wall Street DemIn 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.

Wall Street GOPOn 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%.

5 Responses

  1. Or like the Bush 2000 campaign’s South Carolina poll question: Would your opinion of John McCain change if you knew he had a black daughter out of wedlock?

  2. Harper is a Republican oriented outfit I believe. Yes, this is a push-poll. It attempts to get an answer based on the question. It is a push-poll due to the fact that a pre-ordained answer was sought —again, IMO. This is not a poll—it amounts to “working the ref” a famous concept that if you do not know what it means exactly—Google it, I suppose.

  3. That’s not what a push poll is. A push poll is when they ask a question that is blatantly not true, like “Do you think Ted Cruz is the Zodiac killer?”

    That was just a biased question. It’s bad polling, but not push polling.

  4. Push poll? Where people are hearing completely different things?

    So…Republicans are afraid of “growth” now? Lol. I guess that explains the machinations of the Republicans in Congress and the state legislature. And former Gov. Corbett.

    I guess there’s evidence of that. Corbett and his cronies pretty much stopped growth.

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