Public opinion on business regulation: The recent surge in GOP skepticism of regulation.

Republicans Hate Regulation—But Only Recently

Republicans Hate Regulation—But Only Recently

A blog about business and economics.
Sept. 25 2012 3:31 PM

Republicans Have Gotten Much More Concerned About Overregulation


It's not shocking news that self-identified Republicans are more likely than self-identified Democrats to say that there's too much regulation of business. But it's noteworthy how big the gap has become and how recently the surge in GOP anti-regulatory zeal occurred.

The financial crisis and the election of Barack Obama seems to have really radicalized self-identified Republicans into much stronger anti-regulatory zealots than they'd previously been. I assume that's driven by the perception that the baseline level of regulation is much higher in the era of Sharia Socialism than it had previously been.