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Record Number Of Americans Now Think The Government Is Too Powerful

Democrats were fine with how powerful the federal government was once Obama took office, but more and more are starting to change their mind.

Posted on September 23, 2013, at 5:03 p.m. ET

Six out every 10 Americans believe the federal government has too much power, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. It's the highest that number has been since Gallup began tracking in 2002.

81% of Republicans believe it's too powerful followed by 65% of independents. The number of Democrats who believe the government is too powerful is the highest it's been since the Bush administration.