Rasmussen: 59% Of Americans Agree With Reagan, “Government Is The Problem”
As Obama lays out more and more spending, creating more and more government, to fix our economy Americans are telling pollsters that they agree with Ronald Reagan. Government isn’t the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.
In early October, as the meltdown of the financial industry gained momentum following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 59% of U.S. voters agreed with Ronald Reagan that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
Since then, the stock markethas fallen roughly 3,000 points, millions of jobs have been lost, nearly a trillion dollars has been spent so far to bail out the financial industry, an additional $787-billion government stimulus package has been approved, and a new president has taken office who has proposed spending billions and billions more.
Despite all that, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows that the basic views of the American people have not change: 59% of voters still agree with Reagan’s inaugural address statement. Only 28% disagree, and 14% are not sure.
This basic agreement by the majority with Regan’s view of government (not to mention Reagan coming in third only to Obama and Jesus as America’s hero over 20 years after leaving office) is undoubtedly why Obama and his handlers are scrambling to compare Obama to Reagan. But Obama doesn’t stand up well to that contrast.Tags: Asshats, Domestic Issues, Politics