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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Too Much Power

Gallup reports:
Six in 10 Americans think the government has too much power, marking the third year in a row that at least 59% of the public has voiced this view. The 60% recorded in this survey ties the previous high from 2013 for the question, which Gallup has asked annually since 2002.
A comparison of the combined results of Gallup's polls in Obama's first term and those in his second term reveal that the rise in concerns over the federal government's power is being driven by Democrats, moderates and liberals. Republicans and conservatives have consistently and overwhelmingly believed the government has been too powerful throughout Obama's presidency. But now a majority of moderates (57%), as well as independents (64%), share that view.