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Voters Say Most Politicians Want Bigger, More Expensive Government

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Voters still agree most politicians are intent on growing the size of government but aren’t as worried about that as they used to be.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think most politicians want the government to have more power and money than it does today. Just 21% believe they want the government to have less power and money, while 10% say most politicians want the level of government power and money to remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted April 2 and 5, 2020 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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