Friday, February 26, 2010

New CNN Poll: Fed Government Poses Immediate Threat to Citizens' Rights

56% thinks so, while 44% disagree.

From CNN Political Ticker today [emphasis is mine]:

"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."

No link to the full result yet.

My guess is that the current Obama administration has turned the heat on the proverbial pot a bit too high too quick, and the proverbial frogs (that's the rest of us, except for Democratic supporters) are noticing the heat after all these years.


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