Friday, January 18, 2019
Most voters aren't scared of the federal government, but they think there's more of it than the country's Founders intended.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s Founding Fathers would regard today’s federal government as too big. But that's down from 71% the first time Rasmussen Reports asked this question five years ago. Only four percent (4%) think the Founders would view the government as too small if they came back today. Just 23% feel they would see the size of the federal government as about right. (To see survey question, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on January 14-15, 2019 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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