Washington, Sept. 18: a Majority of Americans think that the government is meddling in to too many things and should leave these activities for individuals and businesses to do, a new poll has found.
According to the new Gallup Poll, 54 percent Americans said that the government is doing too much, while just 39 percent said it should be doing more to solve the nation’s problems.
The poll was conducted between September 6 and 9, overlapping with the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to CBS News, at the convention, Barack Obama called this year’s presidential election “the clearest choice of any time in a generation.”
The poll found that, unsurprisingly, views on the role of government are partisan.
Two-thirds of Democrats think the government should do more, while 82 percent of Republicans said it’s doing too much. Among independents, 62 percent said it’s doing too much.
In a separate question, most Americans, 51 percent, told Gallup that the federal government currently has too much power. (ANI)