Advancing a Free Society

Americans Believe in Conservative Principles, According to Public Opinion

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

American voters better understand what’s wrong than our politicians and chattering classes. Public opinion polling shows voters have three basic insights about government that support the Republicans:

First, government is too large, tries to do too much, and regulates too much.

Second, government is run by crooked politicians for special interests.

Third, government is more likely to make things worse rather than better. Two thirds believe that “big government” is the biggest threat to America and a majority believes government action will make the economy worse.

Any Republican candidate who speaks to these three core American concerns can easily defeat Obama’s attacks on free enterprise and arguments for a redistributive regulatory state.

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