The majority of 1,000 likely American voters who participated in a recent survey believe big business and the government work against consumers/investors.

The survey showed 70 percent think government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors, but 13 percent disagree and 17 percent are not sure. These attitudes haven't changed in surveys since April 2009, just after the Wall Street meltdown.

There's also near identical agreement on this question across all partisan, ideological and other demographic lines - except for those who earn more than $200,000 a year and voters in the political class.

While 90 percent of mainstream voters agree that government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors, 83 percent of the political class disagree.

Thirty-six percent of all those polled believe the United States has a system of free market capitalism, but 34 percent view it as a crony capitalist system and 29 percent are not sure.