Rasmussen Poll: 61 Percent of Voters Prefer Smaller Government--But Not Hispanics

It can be iffy to compare polling done by different companies, since the exact wording can affect outcome. Still, a recent Rasmussen survey may reflect considerable disillusion in government, perhaps as a result of the monumental failure of Obamacare.

61% Favor Smaller Government With Fewer Services and Lower Taxes, Rasmussen Reports, February 25, 2014

Voters have a slightly more favorable view of the federal government this month, but they still want less of it. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% have a favorable opinion of the federal government. Most voters (59%) continue to view the federal government unfavorably. These findings include just six percent (6%) who have a Very Favorable impression of the federal government and 25% who view it Very Unfavorably. (To see survey question wording, click here.) [. . .]

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 20-21, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Compare this with a 2012 Pew poll, designed to show cultural diversity of Hispanics, where just 48 percent of the general population would opt for smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes. Hispanic immigrants have a liking for big government that lasts generations even as they reside in America, as shown by the Pew investigation:

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The good news is that American voters have gotten a big reminder in recent months from Obamacare of how smaller government works better, as the Constitution wisely designed. The bad news is that importing big-government Hispanics via immigration will be even more desirable for Democrats who want to fundamentally change the country to a full-service liberal tyranny.