When It Comes to Government, Voters Opt for Small
Midway through his presidency in the 1990s, Bill Clinton declared that “the era of big government is over.” Half of Americans wish that were true.
Just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the era of big government is over, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifty-five percent (55%) disagree and say it's still with us. Twenty-eight percent (28%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 6-7, 2014 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.
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