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56% Say Government Doing Too Little to Combat Poverty

Fifty-six percent (56%) of American voters say the government is doing too little to combat poverty in this nation. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% believe it is doing too much while 15% say the government’s level of anti-poverty effort is about right. At the same time, 47% of American voters believe that anyone who is willing to work hard can get themselves out of poverty. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree. Sixty-one percent (61%) believe that anyone who wants to work hard can find a job in the United States. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree on that point.

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