Public Not Nearly as Partisan as Federal Gridlock Suggests
by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Sep 22, 2014 | Views: 122 | Score: 0
|Democrats... do not support reduction in funding for federal program||Republicans...|
|AId to World's Needy||75||30|
|Aid to Needy in US||91||51|
Percentage of Party Members
Sources: savvyroo.com, people-press.org
Listening to pundits on Fox News or MSNBC, or politicians on Capitol Hill, it would seem that American citizens hold vastly disparate views on the appropriate size of the federal government. In actuality, there is overwhelming consensus among those considering themselves Republicans, Democrats, and Independents-- as majorities within each group oppose spending cuts on every federal program that was surveyed, except for foreign aid and unemployment assistance.