Consumer Group Poll Shows Voters Disfavor Current Direction of BCFP but Support its Overall Mission

A new poll released by Americans for Financial Reform and the Center for Responsible Lending suggests that voters are concerned about the current direction of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) and want more regulation of Wall Street. The poll questioned 1,000 likely voters by telephone. The poll also sought to categorize the results by the respondents’ political affiliation to determine how the results stack up by political party.

According to the publicly released key polling highlights, a majority of Americans -- ranging anywhere between 72% and 81% depending on the question -- are at least somewhat, if not very, concerned about the BCFP’s current direction. Some of the highlighted concerns include:

The highlights also show a strong favor among votes for the BCFP’s mission and strong enforcement of financial laws and regulations.

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