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Most Don’t Trust Government Spending, Want It Smaller

While Democratic presidential hopefuls attempt to outbid each other by offering more government freebies, most voters still call for smaller, cheaper government and don’t trust the feds with their money.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes over a more active one with more services and higher taxes. Thirty-two percent (32%) prefer a bigger, more expensive, more active government. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 26-27, 2019 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 26-27, 2019 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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