Where do Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), many Democratic Party leaders and voters, the entire "occupy" movement and a fast-growing base of political conservatives find almost unanimous ground? There's really only one issue right now that defines such cross-partisan political agreement: crony capitalism.
A new poll by Pew Reserach Center for the People and the Press finds that 62% of Americans think the nation's economic system unfairly favors the powerful, and that 78% agree with the statement that too much power is concentrated in too few companies.
According to the Pew survey, those agreeing with the above positions are no longer primarily composed of progressives, Democratic voters and Warren supporters. Also in agreement: 69% of young, conservative-leaning voters along with 48% of the most conservative voters. [See URL below to read the survey results in more detail]
Reporting on this trend, a Washington Post dispatch said that given her outspoken support for strongly regulating the financial industry, student-loan reform, and other issues, Sen. Warren may look like an outlier within Congress, but "the Pew survey suggests that the vast majority of Americans are at least open to her underlying premise."