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Opening Arguments

Cheap talk

Another poll I don't have much faith in:

PRINCETON, N.J., May 27 (UPI) --
A majority of Americans said they believe the federal government today wields too much power, a Gallup Daily tracking survey released Monday indicated.

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Only 8 percent of Americans said they thought the federal government has "too little" power, while 36 percent said the government has about the right amount of power, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.

It's easy to say the federal government has too much power. But if people really believed it, more would vote for candidates who pledge to reduce that power. There's a huge disconnect of some kind here.