Theodore's World: 72% Of American Voters Prefer The Free Market Rather Than Obama's Big Government Socialism

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July 11, 2011

72% Of American Voters Prefer The Free Market Rather Than Obama's Big Government Socialism

72% Favor Free Market Economy Over One Managed by the Government

Rasmusse Reports

Voters remain strongly supportive of a free market economy over one controlled by the government and still think small businesses are hurt more than big businesses when the government does get involved.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a free market economy is better than an economy managed by the government. Just 14% think a government-managed economy is better. Another 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly prefer a free market approach. Among these segments of the electorate, the number preferring a government-managed economy is in the single digits.

Among Democrats, 48% say a free market is better, but 29% think a government-managed economy is the answer. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Here’s hoping they’ll hold on to that attitude through the 2012 elections.

And now if the voters could figure out which party is more favorable to a free market we’ll be making even more progress.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 11, 2011 03:45 AM


A “right” is a moral principle defining and sanctioning a man’s freedom of action in a social context. There is only one fundamental right (all the others are its consequences or corollaries): a man’s right to his own life. Life is a process of self-sustaining and self-generated action; the right to life means the right to engage in self-sustaining and self-generated action—which means: the freedom to take all the actions required by the nature of a rational being for the support, the furtherance, the fulfillment and the enjoyment of his own life. (Such is the meaning of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.)

When this right is threatened then society/government becomes the moral code, as evil as that might be. Everything obama has planned, forced into law is violated the rights of the individual. Health Care is especially harmful when an individual becomes too old to no longer be an asset to society, the group decides he is to be eliminated, for the good of the people or for the common good.

We have the best system in the world for individual rights, yet it seems that half the country is determined to destroy that system by violating the rights of man. Taking our country back is not going to be an easy task.

Posted by: Mark at July 11, 2011 08:36 AM

Mark, you hit the nail square on the head, by saying , that it will not be an easy task.

One thing that this survey indicates is, that there are still enough of us out there, that were around when the private sector was allowed to function, without overtaxation and stifiling regulations.

There is a segment of our population that has, grown up during the years when government intervention in our lives has become not only a reality, but is accepted as the norm. As a consequence, we get representatives like Maxine Waters, Senators like Barbara Boxer and Presidents like Barry Soetero Obama.

Posted by: Sean at July 11, 2011 10:59 AM

Mark be on roll today.

Go Mark !

Posted by: Carlos at July 11, 2011 03:45 PM

Mark, that was great thank you.

Thank you everyone.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 12, 2011 01:07 AM