New Poll: Independents in Swing States Want Obama to Hold Wall Street Accountable for Economic Collapse

 A new Public Policy Polling survey found that Independent voters in swing states reportedly disagree with President Barack Obama's handling of the mortgage and housing crisis, and that they also largely believe that the Obama Administration is not holding Wall Street accountable for the crimes that caused it. The majority of these Independents  (polled in Nevada, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and Pennsylvania) also say that Wall Street executives' crimes caused the economic crisis.

64% of Independent voters polled in North Carolina to 76% of Independents in Pennsylvania said that the economic crisis results at least in part from criminal actions by Wall Street executives. What's more, a range from 60% of Independents polled in both North Carolina and Florida, to 73% in Nevada, say Obama did not do enough to hold banks accountable for the housing collapse. 

21% of Independents in Nevada, 34% in North Carolina, 48% in Pennsylvania, and 70% in Nevada said they did not approve of Obama's handling of the housing and mortgage crisis. 

“The polling clearly shows that the President needs to move immediately to investigate criminal activity on Wall Street,” said Becky Bond, Political Director of CREDO Action. “The Wall Street banker vote is probably the only category of the electorate that doesn't overwhelmingly want to see criminal investigations of the people who drove our economy off a cliff.  

AlterNet / By Staff

Posted at May 16, 2012, 1:32pm

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