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49% Say Federal Government Has Become Special Interest Group

Forty-nine percent (49%) of American voters believe that the Federal Government Itself has become a special interest group. That figure is down from 56% in December and 72% during the 1990s. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 15% disagree and say the government is not a special interest group. Thirty-five percent (35%) are not sure. Men (56%) are more likely than women (44%) to view the government as a special interest group. Voters over 50 are more skeptical than those under 40. The skepticism cuts across all partisan lines—46% of Democrats view the federal government as a special interest group.

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