GOP STILL HATES BIG GOVERNMENT
Most Americans are not keen on an overactive federal government. The trait remains particularly pronounced among Republicans, who have never lost their instinctive rejection of big government overreach, according to a new Gallup poll.
“One of the fundamental questions that have divided the U.S. this election year — and, in fact, since its founding 240 years ago — concerns the appropriate role of the federal government. A new update of a longstanding Gallup trend shows that Americans continue to favor a smaller role for government, with 54 percent saying the government is attempting to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses,” reports Gallup director Frank Newport.
Some favor a smaller government more than others. The survey found that 82 percent of Republicans agree with this — compared to 24 percent of Democrats. The