Rasmussen Poll: Americans Want Smaller Government

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Rasmuessen Poll: Americans Want Smaller Government

Samuel Case, FISM News


President Ronald Reagan famously said, “government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem,” and a recent poll shows the American people concur.

A new Rasmussen poll asked 1,000 likely U.S. voters if they prefer a “more active government with more services and higher taxes or a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes.”

55% of respondents said they prefer smaller government, fewer services, and lower taxes, while 37% said they would like the opposite. 68% of those polled said they don’t think the government spends tax dollars well.

Unsurprisingly, Republicans were dramatically more likely to want smaller government, with 78% saying they were against big government and higher taxes. On the other hand 57% of Democrats believe that bigger is better when it comes to government.

Despite the negative feeling towards big government, the animosity doesn’t match President Biden’s poll numbers, even though his first few months have been marked by big bills and even bigger budgets.

Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows as of Monday, May 24th, 54% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Biden’s job performance, while 43% disapprove. 33% strongly approve of Biden and 37% strongly disapprove.