Sunday, February 28, 2010

Poll: 78% say Govt Spending Is Out of Control


Nearly eight in 10 American voters (78 percent) say they think government spending is out of control, while 14 percent say it is being managed carefully. The poll also finds 59 percent of voters say they do not trust the federal government, an increase of 5 percentage points from a year ago, and up a striking 23 points since 2002.

A Fox News poll released Friday shows the number of voters who say they believe government spending is out of control increased 16 points, up from 62 percent in April 2009 to 78 percent now. A sizable majority of Democrats (61 percent) call current spending out of control, as do virtually all Republicans (95 percent) and most independents (82 percent).