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Wash Post Poll: Large Majorities Want Smaller Federal Gov’t, Say Gov’t Controls Too Much

Posted By admin On August 20, 2012 @ 3:10 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News [1]
Aug 20, 2012

A survey of 3,130 American adults conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation between July 25 and August 5 discovered that large majorities of Americans favor a smaller federal government and believe the government controls too much of our daily lives.

The survey discovered these results even though only 25 percent of the people it polled were Republicans, while another 34 percent were Democrats and another 34 percent were Independents.

TheĀ poll asked [2]: “Would you say you favor a smaller federal government with fewer services, or larger federal government with many services?”

Among all those polled, 55 percent said they wanted a smaller federal government and 40 percent said they wanted a larger federal government.

Full article here [1]


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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/wash-post-poll-large-majorities-want-smaller-federal-govt-say-govt-controls-too-much

[2] poll asked: http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2012/08/18/National-Politics/Polling/question_6344.xml?uuid=nT41yumEEeGXOe75nF-yhQ

[3] What Washington Post Story Did Not Say about Its Own Poll: Most Americans Say They Want a Smaller Government: http://www.prisonplanet.com/what-washington-post-story-did-not-say-about-its-own-poll-most-americans-say-they-want-a-smaller-government.html

[4] Poll: 51% favor Ariz. law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/poll-51-favor-ariz-law.html

[5] Obama leads McCain by 10 points: Wash Post/ABC poll: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-leads-mccain-by-10-points-wash-postabc-poll.html

[6] CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens’ rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cnn-poll-majority-says-government-a-threat-to-citizens-rights.html

[7] Negative View of Federal Government Hits New High in Gallup Poll: http://www.prisonplanet.com/negative-view-of-federal-government-hits-new-high-in-gallup-poll.html

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