A new Rasmussen poll has a startling finding that could turn the blue ideology on its head. Findings released Wednesday indicate that a full 50 percent of likely voters believe that government regulation of the economy makes society less fair, compared to only 22 percent who believe that government intervention will lead to a fairer economy.This is huge. The connection between more regulation and more fairness is one of the fundamental elements of blue thinking. Throughout the 20th century, the architects of the blue model viewed the government as a bulwark protecting the common man from economic and social forces too large for them to fight on their own. Business regulations were set up to protect workers from unfair practices by employers, while utility regulations were built to protect consumers from price gouging by the big utilities. Their modern descendents follow this model: The Dodd-Frank act has been justified as protecting ordinary citizens from the cutthroat world of Wall Street, while Obamacare has been sold as a protection against unfair practices by major insurance companies. The nuances are different, but the core idea is the same: government regulation creates a level playing field where the common worker can fairly compete with large institutions.If this poll is at all accurate, the public is no longer on board. Any weakening in the linkage between government and fairness in the public mind undercuts the core idea behind blue programs, which will make them much harder to defend going forward.Forget election polls; this is the number that should keep Obama up at night.