Gallup releases yet another poll showing just how of touch is the incumbent President of the United States with the general tenor of the American people. According to a Gallup poll released yesterday:
Americans’ satisfaction with the size and power of the federal government is at a record-low 29% and their satisfaction with the size and influence of major corporations remains near the all-time low at 30% — making both highly susceptible targets for politicians and presidential candidates in this election year.
Even Democrats are only barely satisfied with the size and power of the federal government, with 49% satisfied and 47% dissatisfied.
Given the dissatisfaction with big corporations, it is important for Republicans to stress that ours is the party of free enterprise not of big business — and that it is Democratic policies which most benefit big business. Reducing regulation decreases the cost of compliance with government mandates, making it easier for smaller firms to thrive in the marketplace — and requiring bigger companies to invest less in lobbying and more in innovation.
Free markets do not necessarily benefit big business. And Republicans need make that clear on the campaign trail.