GSE recapitalisation favoured by US voters

Fannie Mae
By Sam Kerr
14 Jul 2016

A poll of likely US voters found that there is widespread support for the recapitalisation of the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have been in conservatorship since 2008.

The poll, which was conducted by political consulting firm Douglas E. Schoen LLC, found that a 47% of Americans who were familiar with Fannie and Freddie felt that the sweeping of GSE profits under the terms of their receivership was unfair. The terms allow the federal government to ...

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