On the same day that Jimmy Carter’s unemployed grandson, James Carter IV, released via Mother Jones magazine what the media and Obama campaign have termed a “shocking” video of Mitt Romney telling the truth about the Democratic Party’s campaign strategy of getting as many people reliant upon the government as possible, Gallup released a poll showing that — GASP — a majority of the American people actually agree with Romney.
A majority of Americans (54%) continue to believe the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses
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The appropriate role of government in addressing the nation’s problems is one of the most divisive issues in this year’s presidential election. President Barack Obama tends to support the idea that government should do more to address the country’s problems, while Mitt Romney generally takes the opposite view.
It is thus no surprise to find large partisan differences in Americans’ views on the appropriate role of government. Two-thirds of Democrats think government should do more, while an even larger percentage of Republicans say government is doing too much that should be left to individuals and businesses. More than six in 10 independents agree that the government is doing too much.
That’s right — 62% of independents side with Romney. Is it any wonder that Romney continues to lead Obama among independents by double-digits in virtually every national poll and most state polls?