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Q: Is the government too big and powerful? Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?
A: Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Gallup survey that found 60 percent of Americans think the federal government has too much power — a full percentage point higher than the previous high recorded in September 2010. Gallup’s Joy Wilke did a fine job breaking down the survey data.
Q: Yeah, and I’ll bet that percentage has jumped lots more over the past few decades.
A: You are correct. In 2005, about 50 percent of Americans felt the government was getting too big ...

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