Americans Want Smaller Govt., Fewer Services, & Lower TaxesSubmitted by SteveMT on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 14:25
Americans Want Smaller Government and Lower Taxes
May 21, 2012
In fact, a plurality of Americans have called for small government and lower taxes ever since the days of Reagan.
But it has never worked out like that:[More at]
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64% Prefer a Government With Fewer Services and Lower Taxes
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Most voters continue to prefer a more hands-off government in return for lower taxes.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes over one with more services and higher taxes. That's unchanged from last month and consistent with findings in regular surveys since late 2006. Just 25% prefer a government with more services. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure which size government they prefer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 16-17, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.