Feb 26, 2010

Poll: majority say government a threat to citizens' rights

A CNN national poll found that a majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to the rights of American citizens.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

The study also finds that Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken. It is interesting to note that the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what's broken can be fixed.

The group of Americans holding out hope the government can be fixed will undoubtedly turn out in record numbers during the November elections.