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Poll: Too Much Government Power Is Scarier Than Too Little

Only 21% of respondents said not enough government power is a greater danger.

Sixty-three percent of Americans see a too-powerful government as a greater danger than a government without enough power, according to a recent Rasmussen poll.

Twenty-one percent said governments that are not powerful enough are the greater threat, and 17 percent said they weren’t sure.

Researchers surveyed 1,000 adults on June 19 and 20, asking: “What is the bigger danger in the world today…a government that is too powerful or a government that is not powerful enough?”

The question was the sixth of seven in a survey that did not establish what might be considered “enough” power for a government.

Rasmussen described the margin of sampling error as +/- 3 percentage points, with a confidence level of 95 percent.