Rasmussen Reports: “60% Say Government Has Too Much Power, Too Much Money”
Sixty percent (60%) of Americans say the federal government has too much power and too much money, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Just nine percent (9%) say the government has too little power and money. Twenty-four percent (24%) believe the government has about the right amount of both.
Not surprisingly, the Political Class sees things a lot differently. While 85% of Mainstream Americans say the government has too much power and money, just two percent (2%) of the Political Class agree. Nearly one-our-of-four members (24%) of the Political Class, in fact, believe the government has too little money and power, but 68% say it has about the right amount of each.
While slightly more than half of those working for both the government and private industry say the government is too big, 79% of entrepreneurs feel that way.
That last sentence has a real nugget in it. More than half of the people who work for the government think that the government is too big.
And this is before the grand design to create Omerica has even been put to a vote.
Yes, I realize that Obama appears to believe he can coast in, riding a wave of personal popularity. I realize that the full might and power of the closely controlled Obama noise machine is desperately spinning its highly coordinated messaging through its lapdog lefty blogs and its rapidly disintegrating lefty media. But these numbers suggest that Obama may be in for a rude surprise.