Some moderate and conservative legislators seem to be acting in the belief that their voters support the radical expansion of antitrust policy now popular in Washington.
Our recent Antitrust Education Project poll of 1,000 registered voters shows the opposite.
When asked whether antitrust law should protect a corporation’s customers or the businesses it competes with, 54 percent of respondents went with the Consumer Welfare Standard – including 58 percent of Democrats.
When asked if the current antitrust laws work, 53 percent said they work well, with many agreeing that these laws need better enforcement.
And for those politicians who are most concerned about “wokeism” in corporate leadership, take note that a commanding 83 percent of respondents said they oppose bringing partisan politics into antitrust.
Voters do not like politics in antitrust law. They want policies that benefit consumers, not the radical theories now popular in Washington.