Recent Rasmussen Polls don’t bode well for the “bigger government is better crowd “
On most questions Americans are still decidedly free market
Voters See the Free Market, Not Government, As What Made America Great
Monday, April 23, 2012
President Obama recently has suggested that government investment is what has made America great, but voters express a lot more confidence in the free enterprise system.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters agree that government investments made America great. Forty-two percent (42%) disagree, but a sizable 32% are not sure.
66% Think Most Government Contracts Go To Those With Political Connections
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Most voters see crony capitalism at work in the awarding of government contracts.
Sixty-six percent (66%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe most government contracts are given to the company with the most political connections rather than the one that can provide the best service for the best price. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% disagree and think most government contracts go instead to the company offering the best service for the best price.
44% Blame Government Regulations for Higher Gas Prices
Monday, April 23, 2012
Most Americans still believe the price for a gallon of gas could top $5 in the next few months, and more think the government’s to blame for the higher prices.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of American Adults think it is at least somewhat likely that the price of gas will rise above $5 a gallon in the next few months, showing no change from late February. Forty percent (40%) view that as unlikely. This includes 17% who believe the gas hike is Very Likely and eight percent (8%) who say it is Not At All Likely.
50% Think More Government Regulation Means Less Fairness
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
For some, government is the answer to economic inequality in this country, but for most, it’s not.
Fifty percent (50%) of Likely U.S. Voters, in fact, think society would become less fair if the government got more involved in regulating the economy. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 22% believe society would become more fair if there was greater government regulation. Twenty-one percent (21%) feel things would remain about the same.