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Fri Jul 13, 2012, 01:05 PM

Poll: The Rich Deserve Their Wealth [View all]

Source: CNBC/Globescan Survey

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The President is once again calling for all for higher taxes on the wealthy and criticizing his super-rich opponent. Pundits increasingly blame Romney’s lagging poll numbers on voter attitudes toward his large wealth and privilege.

Add to that the daily scandals on Wall Street and business and you’d think Americans' feelings toward the wealthy were harkening back to the pitchfork days of the 1930s.


But polls and surveys show that Americans attitude toward the rich hasn’t really changed much over the years. Most Americans still have positive views of the wealthy and hope to become rich one day themselves.

A new survey from GlobeScan shows that 58 percent of Americans agree with the statement that “the rich deserve their wealth.” That’s actually higher than it was in 2008, before the economic crisis, Wall Street bailouts and the Occupy movement....

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/48160711



I cannot believe this poll at all.

I don't get it.

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