Saturday, December 15, 2012

Polls Provide Insight For Voters & New Council

To All COLA LO members,

This past week Rasmussen released several new polls that provide insight into the voting public and their views on government.    Its insightful data that could be used by politicians everywhere to understand the views of the national voting public.  

Some of the conclusions include:

One-in-three Likely U.S. Voters (34%) now prefer a larger government with more services and higher taxes to one with fewer services and lower taxes. That's the highest level of support for bigger government we have ever measured. Most voters (56%), however, still favor smaller government.
Only 37% of voters now say they are conservative when it comes to fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending. That’s the first time that number has ever dipped below 40%. Thirty-nine percent (39%) consider themselves fiscally moderate. One-in-five (20%) now say they are fiscally liberal. More voters than ever describe themselves as socially liberal, too.

Details can be found in the following:   What They Told Us.   Members can also find the polls in the links section at the bottom of this blog under Rasmussen Polls.  

The new council will likely be tackling the issue of meeting voter expectations in 2013 and a new direction for the administration.  

It will be interesting to see how they address the needs of local voters over the coming two years before the next election in 2014.  

COLA members are actively engaged in observing the council elect members and discussing issues with them prior to their taking the oath of office on January 8th.   

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.    

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