Americans Fear Government Regulations Are Choking The Economy

Mike Brownfield /

What’s the monster under the bed keeping Americans up at night? Government regulations. According to a new poll, most voters say that too many federal government regulations are more of an economic threat than too few. Resurgent Republic reports:

By a margin of 55 to 36 percent, voters are more concerned that the federal government has too many regulations that will hurt the economy, rather than too few regulations to hold private businesses accountable. Republicans are more concerned about too many regulations by 77 to 16 percent, as are Independents by 55 to 35 percent. Only Democrats are concerned about too few regulations by 56 to 36 percent.

Digging deeper into the data, the fear over too many federal government regulations spans all age, income, and education levels – including a majority of all union households. (more…)