75% of Likely Voters prefer free markets over a government managed economy. Just 14% think a government managed economy is better while 11% are not sure according to a recent survey by Rasmussen.
Not surprisingly, America’s Political Class is far less enamored with the
virtues of a free market. In fact, Political Class voters narrowly prefer a
government managed economy over free markets by a 44% to 37% margin. However, among Mainstream voters, 90% prefer the free market.
Outside of the Political Class, free markets are preferred across all demographic and partisan lines. This gap may be one reason that 68% of voters believe the Political Class doesn’t care what most Americans think. Fifty-nine percent (59%) are embarrassed by the behavior of the Political Class.
So next time you hear Joe Biden say that the Republicans are "wildly out of step" with popular opinion on a number of issues, remember this is the guy and the party that thinks American's would be better off with a government run economy.