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Opening Arguments

Wishful polling

Maybe there's hope for the country:

In a survey launched by Young America's Foundation and conducted by the polling company, Kellyanne Conway, Inc.,  more than 60 percent of college-age students feel that government should not take an active role in their day-to-day-lives, and half of respondents believe that the federal government is mostly hurting economic recovery.

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Seventy-six percent of respondents feel that government spending has to decrease if we are to have any hope of improving our economic situation, nearly 40 percent want less regulation, and nearly 60 percent want lower taxes.

Not sure I quite believe it, though. The survey was commissioned by a group that pushes for smaller, less intrusive government, so there may some "asking for what you want to find" going on here. Maybe a little wishful thinking, too.