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Banning Big Wall Street Bonus Favored By 70 Percent of Americans In National Poll

12/13/2010 09:16 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

More than 70 percent of Americans say big bonuses should be banned this year at Wall Street firms that took taxpayer bailouts, a Bloomberg National Poll shows.

An additional one in six favors slapping a 50 percent tax on bonuses exceeding $400,000. Just 7 percent of U.S. adults say bonuses are an appropriate incentive reflecting Wall Street's return to financial health.

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