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Poll Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Support Regulatory Reform

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | April 26, 2010 | Katharine Tate
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A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly approve of financial regulatory reform, with two-thirds of respondents supporting the measures. Half approved of how President Barack Obama has handled the issue, with an equal number disapproving. Additionally, and not surprisingly, respondents approved of easier-to-understand measures, regardless of the partisan politicking surrounding them. For instance, the people polled approved of creating a bank-funded liquidation pool — derided by Republicans as a “permanent bailout” fund — more so than derivatives reform, a complicated measure with bipartisan support.

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Katharine Tate | I’m a native of Massachusetts, where I earned bachelor's degrees in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Sculpture from Brandeis University. I enjoy assisting and inspiring women in all aspects of their lives, and I consider myself a partner in their OB an GYN treatment. I particularly enjoy forming relationships with young women and assisting them in determining their healthcare needs and goals. I love to travel, create metal and fiber art, cook, and spend time outside. Also, I’m fluent in both German and American Sign Language.

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