Rasmussen: 70% Say Big Government and Big Business On the Same Team


Earlier this week, Gallup released new data showing that most Americans still view big government as a more serious threat to the nation than big business or big labor. The results weren’t terribly surprising since Gallup has asked the question periodically since 1965 and government has always been seen as the biggest threat.

While those results are interesting, it’s worth noting that 70% of U.S. voters believe that big business and big government generally work together against the interests of investors and consumers, according to Rasmussen Reports surveying. Just 14% disagree with the assessment, and 17% are not sure.

These attitudes, likely fueled by the revolving doors between corporate suites and political power, are found widely across demographic and partisan lines. Seventy-one percent (71%) of Democrats believe big government and big business are on the same team. So do 69% of Republicans and 69% of those not affiliated with either major party. There are no significant differences to be found by gender, age, race or ideology.

The Gallup Poll found that most Democrats view big business as a bigger threat than big government. Republicans and independents held the opposite view.

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