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More Americans Than Ever – Sixty Percent (60%) – Believe Government Has Too Much Power


(Washington’s Post)  Americans Becoming Increasingly Wary of Government Power

Gallup published a new poll yesterday showing that the highest number ever measured – 60% of all Americans – believe that the government has too much power.

Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has too much power, one percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. At least half of Americans since 2005 have said the government has too much power. Thirty-two percent now say the government has the right amount of power. Few say it has too little power.

Trend: Americans' Perceptions of Governmental Power

None of this is surprising. Multiple recent polls have showed that: