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Voters, Politicians At Odds Over Level of Government Power

Surprise, surprise: voters don’t think they see eye-to-eye with politicians over of how much power and money the government should have.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, generally speaking, 66% of voters believe most politicians want the government to have more power and money than it does today. Just 15% think most politicians want it to have less, while 11% think most politicians want the level of government money and power 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 on March 6-7, 2017 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 6-7, 2017 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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