Rasmussen Poll: 64% of Americans Prefer Fewer Government Services and Lower Taxes

Posted: May 20, 2012 5:53 PM

Perhaps this explains why more than 50 percent of likely voters – and 25 percent of Democrats – favor repealing President Obama’s health care law.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes over one with more services and higher taxes. That's unchanged from last month and consistent with findings in regular surveys since late 2006. Just 25% prefer a government with more services. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure which size government they prefer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Majorities of Republicans (85%) and voters not affiliated with either major political party (71%) prefer a smaller government with lower taxes. Democrats by a 50% to 34% margin like a government with more services and higher taxes.

Sorry, liberals. Despite what you may believe, America is a center-right nation.