A Fox News poll of registered voters shows that 39% support and 39% oppose the financial regulation bill in Congress. The remaining (honest) 22% admit they have no idea what this bill does.
The main reason why the politics of financial regulation doesn't hurt Republicans:
By a 64-17 percent margin, the Republican Party is seen as the party that is more pro-big business. The Democratic Party is considered the party that is more pro-big government by 58-24 percent. This could be a bigger problem for Democrats because twice as many voters think big government (57 percent) is a greater potential threat to the country’s future than think big business is (26 percent).
The number saying big government is the greater threat has increased 11 percentage points from a year ago, up from 46 percent (22-23 April 2009).