Rasmussen poll on support for a return to a gold standard

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#1 Tue, Nov 1, 2011 - 9:54am
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Rasmussen poll on support for a return to a gold standard

Superpollster Scott Rasmussen has pulled the pin and rolled one of his patented hand grenades under the chair of the Political Class. Rasmussen’s “October Surprise” is contained in a recent poll showing 44% of likely voters favor returning to the gold standard, 28% opposed.

That intensifies. If the public knew that it would “dramatically reduce the powers of bankers and the political class to steer the economy” support goes up to 57%. Opposition drops to 19%.

Reducing the power of bankers and the political class — along with gold’s empirical record of turbo-charging job-creation and economic growth — is core for gold’s proponents. Thus, that inevitably will become public knowledge and make gold a potentially huge electoral asset.

And there’s more. Rasmussen’s results show that 79% of Tea Party voters (and 69% of simply self-described Republicans) would favor such an elitism-constraining gold standard. The only solid majority opposition comes, unsurprisingly, from self-described members of the political class. If anybody picks up on this dynamic it could prove decisive in what remains a remarkably fluid field with early contests fast approaching.
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More: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/October-Surprise-Can-Gold-Be-xfoftp-33274...

The original source for this article is behind a pay wall:

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/general_busines...

Edited by: bern on Nov 8, 2014 - 5:03am
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 - 11:04am
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ehhhh, we do NOT want a gold

ehhhh, we do NOT want a gold standard. Please read Martin Armstrong.

Tue, Nov 1, 2011 - 12:08pm
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Personally, I'm hoping this

Personally, I'm hoping this news bodes well for Ron Paul's H.R. 1098: Free Competition in Currency Act of 2011

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