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Friday, February 26, 2010

Poll: 70% of Republicans, 63% of Independents and 37% of Dems say federal government a threat to citizens' rights; overall, 56% of US distrusts feds

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights
(From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser) --

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans...MORE...LINK

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Problem with this is that if Republicans still had power, the percentage of Republicans would be cut in half. Of course the Democrats would increase, but I think the indies would also go down, so it would be a net decrease.