Five years after the crash: AEI Political Report, September 2013

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The September issue of AEI’s Political Report examines public views of the financial crisis on the fifth anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers. This issue also looks into the growing feelings of economic anxiety following the crash. Last, we round up the latest polls on the Affordable Care Act and Syria. Highlights include: 

* Confidence in Wall Street remains very low. The latest Harris poll shows 48 percent have “hardly any” confidence.

*Only 28 percent of Americans think the people on Wall Street are as honest and moral as other people, according to the latest Harris survey.

* Forty-seven percent tell CBS and The New York Times that they have just enough income to meet their bills and obligations. Twenty-seven percent said they don’t have enough to do so.

* All recent polls by major pollsters show more opposition to than support of the Affordable Care Act. In Kaiser’s latest poll, 42 percent have an unfavorable opinion and 37 percent have a favorable one.

* On Syria, Pew found that opposition to military strikes increased dramatically from 48 percent in late August to 63 percent early September in their latest poll. 

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