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GALLUP: MAJORITY BELIEVE GOVERNMENT DOING TOO MUCH

Rusty Bubbles 2012/09/18 21:45:24
"A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have...."
67% of Democrats said “government should give us more.”....would be more accurate
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by TONY LEE

A new Gallup poll on Monday found a majority (54%) of Americans believe the government is “trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses” while 39% of those surveyed said the government should actually do more. More than half of Americans also feel that government has too much power.

Gallup conducted its survey September 6-9, which was toward the end of the Democratic National Convention when government-centered policies and prescriptions were embraced.

Gallup also found a partisan divide on the appropriate role of government.

Eighty-two percent of Republicans felt government was doing too much while 67% of Democrats said “government should do more.”

More than a majority of Independent voters (62%), though, believed government was doing too much.

On the question of whether the government has too much power, 51% said it did.

Gallup found Republicans “have been much more likely to agree that government has too much power since 2009, under a Democratic president” while Democrats were more likely to say the government had too much power when a Republican, George W. Bush, was president.

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