Rasmussen poll on support for a return to a gold standard

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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:  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/October-Surprise-Can-Gold-Be-xfoftp-3327442108.html

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

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/general_business/october_2011/public_has_mixed_views_of_return_to_gold_standard

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ehhhh, we do NOT want a gold

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

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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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