Voters of all political parties overwhelmingly oppose the actions taken by Mick Mulvaney to undermine the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and feel a strong connection between lax enforcement of the rules on Wall Street and their daily welfare, according to a new poll release by Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL).
Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis brought on a searing recession, the survey revealed enduring, strong, and bipartisan support for tougher regulation of Wall Street and predatory lenders. Conducted by the bipartisan team of Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting this month, the poll also uncovered strong public support for efforts to curb abuses in payday lending. Nearly 80 percent of those asked also expressed their support for the CFPB’s rule regulating payday loans and car-title lending.
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