March 10, 2021: Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters believe the federal government is a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 17% of voters disagree and 23% are not sure.
A majority of every measured demographic group sees the federal government as a special interest group.
That includes 68% of Republicans, 61% of independent voters, and 51% of Democrats.
Sixty-one percent (61%) of white voters believe the federal government looks out primarily for its own interests. That view is shared by 60% of Hispanic voters and 56% of Black voters.
- ScottRasmussen.com, "59% Believe Federal Government is a Special Interest Group," March 8, 2021
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