On April 18th, Rasmussen Reports released a poll showing 37 percent “of likely U.S. voters now fear the federal government.” 47 percent of respondents said they do not, and “17 percent are not sure.”
Moreover, 54 percent “consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector.”
Only “22 percent see the government as a protector of individual rights”–which is an eight percent decline from November. It is a 23 percent decline from December 2012, when “[forty-five percent of voters] said the federal government was a protector of individual rights.”
Additionally, “seventy-one percent of voters believe that if America’s Founding Fathers came back today, they would regard the federal government as too big.”
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