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49% Worry Government Won't Do Enough to Help Economy

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nearly half of voters are still concerned that the federal government will not do enough to help the U.S. economy, and most still want spending cuts.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think that, in reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, the federal government will not do enough, down slightly from last month’s high of 51%. Thirty-nine percent (39%) worry the government will do too much, up from 37% last month and generally in line with surveys since late 2012. Another 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 22-23, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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