National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted August 23-24, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Which does a better job – federal government, state government or local government?
2* Does the federal government have too much influence over state governments, not enough influence over state governments or is the balance between the two about right?
3* Do you agree or disagree with the goal of making Washington, DC as inconsequential as possible in the lives of Americans?
4* Should states have the right to opt out of federal government programs that they don’t agree with?
5* Should states have the right to opt out of federally mandated programs if the federal government doesn’t help pay for them?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence