Majority Still Favor Smaller Government
At a time when President Joe Biden is negotiating with Congress over the debt ceiling, most voters don’t think the government is using tax dollars wisely, and would prefer a smaller government.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. voters believe the government spends taxpayers' money wisely and carefully, while 62% don’t think so. Another 14% are not sure. In 2019, 77% didn’t believe the government spent taxpayers’ money wisely and carefully. ( To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 910 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on May 3-4 and 7, 2023 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.
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