46% See Federal Gov't As Threat to Rights, 45% As Protector
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Voters take their constitutional rights very seriously and are evenly divided over whether the federal government protects or threatens those liberties. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters now regard the federal government today as a protector of individual rights. But 46% consider the government a threat to those rights. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 8-9, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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