Interesting Poll. The numbers seem to be driven further towards fear of Big Gov. by..... Democrats Lead Increase in Concern About Big Government Almost half of Democrats now say big government is the biggest threat to the nation, more than say so about big business, and far more than were concerned about big government in March 2009. The 32% of Democrats concerned about big government at that time -- shortly after President Obama took office -- was down significantly from a reading in 2006, when George W. Bush was president. By contrast, 82% of Republicans and 64% of independents today view big government as the biggest threat, slightly higher percentages than Gallup found in 2009. Lower percentages of Democrats, Republicans, and independents are now concerned about big business than was the case in 2009. snip- Bottom Line Americans' concerns about the threat of big government are near record-high levels. The Occupy Wall Street movement, focused on "fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations," has drawn much attention and a large following. Still, the majority of Americans do not view big business as the greatest threat to the country when asked to choose among big business, big government, and big labor. In fact, Americans' concerns about big business have declined significantly since 2009. Additionally, while Occupy Wall Street isn't necessarily affiliated with a particular party, its anti-big business message may not be resonating with majorities in any party. Republicans, independents, and now close to half of Democrats are more concerned about the threat of big government than that coming from big business. More and the numbers etc. at- In U.S., Fear of Big Government at Near-Record Level This is just indicative of the hard road Obama has before him that btw has been paved by he himself, in that the scare tactics ala Big Bus. and the fat cats who won't share and won't hire doesn't seem to be working, even amongst his own party.