Is the Panic Subsiding?

This morning’s Rasmussen Reports has an interesting finding: support for free-market economics is rebounding:

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of U.S. voters say that they prefer a free market economy over a government-managed economy. That’s up seven points since December.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey also found that just 11% now prefer a government-run economy, down from 15% four months ago.

Further, the public is now evenly divided on the need for “more government regulation of big business,” with 46 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed. In December, 52 percent wanted more regulation.

If these findings are right, the public is moving in the opposite direction from Washington Democrats’ efforts to impose top-down control over vast sectors of the economy. The extent to which voters have figured that out, however, may be another story.

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