Via Greg Sargent, The Washington Post released the results of their latest poll today and found that, by a wide margin, more people now consider inequality to be a bigger economic problem than big government regulation.
What do you think is the bigger problem in this country — unfairness in the economic system that favors the wealthy, or over-regulation of the free market that interferes with growth and prosperity?
Economic unfairness : 55
Market overregulation: 35
Is this a sign that President Obama and the Democratic Party is winning the message war as a whole? Possibly. I think it is.
The idea that regulations are the ultimate job killers in this country is a well-entrenched idea which has faced little to no challenge from the corporate media and has only been challenged on a regular basis by the Democratic party in more recent years. President Obama is also the first president in modern history to regularly reject the idea that government is the problem in nearly every speech he makes.
If the trend continues, and the economy continues to improve as all indicators seem to suggest it will, the Republicans won’t even have their used ideology of unchecked markets to run on.
That’s not to say they won’t run on it anyway, but it’s going to afford them less and less traction going forward.