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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Democrats and Republicans Diverge on Key Terms

Previous posts have looked at the way Americans react to various terms in economics and politics. Gallup reports:
Exemplifying a major partisan divide in modern politics, Democrats react significantly more positively to the term "federal government" than they do to the term "capitalism," while the opposite is true for Republicans. But both Democrats and Republicans are highly positive about the terms "small business," "free enterprise," and "entrepreneurs."
These findings are based on a Nov. 18-19 update of a January 2010 Gallup poll question asking respondents if they had a positive or negative image of each of seven economically related terms.

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