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45% Fear Federal Government Will Do Too Much To Help Economy

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Slightly more voters now fear the federal government will do too much in response to the troubled economy, but cutting government spending remains a favored option for most.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters now say, in reacting to the nation’s economic problems, what worries them most is that the federal government will do too much.  Forty-three percent (43%) fear the government will not do enough, down from 48% last month.  Eleven percent (11%) more are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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