Poll Most Americans Say Government Poses Threat To Their Rights

02.26.10 | FL News Team

(Washington, DC)  --  A new CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 56-percent of Americans think the federal government poses an immediate threat to their rights and freedoms as citizens.  The more than 1,000 adults surveyed nationwide said they think the U.S. government has become too big and powerful.

Nearly 70-percent of Republicans polled said they view the government as a threat to their rights.  By comparison, only 37-percent of Democrats expressed that sentiment while 63-percent of political independents said so.  Another recent CNN poll showed most Americans said they think the U.S. government is broken but they also believe it's possible to fix it.