From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser
Fifty-six percent of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms.
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.
According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken – though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what’s broken can be fixed.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.
Capitol Hill Blue
Nearly nine of every 10 Americans think the government of this country is broken but they still hope that the it can be fixed.
That’s the result of a new CNN/Opinion Research poll released Sunday.
The poll of 1,023 adults found 86 percent feel the nation’s government is broken.
Of that 86 percent, 81 percent feel that the parts of government that is broken can be fixed.
The number has grown eight percentage points since 2006 and is the highest on record.
“That increase is highest among higher income Americans and people who live in rural areas,” reports CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Americans overwhelmingly think that the government in this country is broken, according to a new national poll. But the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Sunday morning, also indicates that the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what’s broken can be fixed.
Eighty-six percent of people questioned in the poll say that our system of government is broken, with 14 percent saying no. Of that 86 percent, 81 percent say that the government can be fixed, with 5 percent saying it’s beyond repair. “Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but those are the groups that make up the bulk of the Tea Party activists today.”
The poll was conducted February 12-15 and has a sampling error of plus or minus 3 points.
by Greg Knapp
A new poll by CNN, shows that almost 75% of Americans believe the “stimulus” wasted most of our money. There’s more:
- 63% of public thinks projects in plan were included for purely political reasons.
- 21% of people in poll say nearly all the money in the stimulus has been wasted.
- Only 4% think that no stimulus dollars have been wasted.
- 56% of the public opposes the stimulus
Joe Klein says if you think like this you’re just Too Dumb to Thrive. Klein believes we should be thanking The One for our big tax cut. Hey, I’m always in favor of letting people keep more of their own money, but if you’re looking to stimulate the economy we are doing the wrong kinds of tax cuts. Klein also ignores all the tax increases The Big O has planned.
Maybe people are a little ticked over how some of the “stimulus” money has been spent.
Some of your money has gone “to help fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night ‘pervert’ revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco.” (I guess that does “stimulate” certain Americans.)
$2.3 million has gone to help the hair stylists, nail technicians and massge “therapists” of tomorrow. (Americans won’t get their “happy ending” out of that one.)
Your hard earned money has been spent on toilets, rental cars, sediment removal and more!
Very little of the “stimulus” does much of anything to grow the economy and create jobs. Here’s a rundown of where the money has gone so far. This type of government spending never works. Government doesn’t create wealth. Every dollar they spend they have to take from you or borrow from our future.
We should cut income taxes across the board, cut corporate taxes so we go from the second highest in the world at 39.54% to the lowest in the industrialized world at 10%, and (for the next two years) cut capital gains taxes to ZERO. Watch capital and company headquarters flood America. Jobs will follow.
Less government. More freedom. Allow people to keep, spend and invest more of their own money. Let failing companies fail and stop trying to reinflate the housing bubble. It ain’t rocket science.