Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Libertarian Moment

From Reason magazine's Hit & Run department. The Washington Post didn't mention this particular finding in their initial story about their own poll results, mostly because the Post is a company newspaper in the ultimate company town:

All hail The Libertarian Moment. From an ABC News/Washington Post poll of a 1,083 American adults taken over January 12-15:

The poll asked: “Generally speaking, would you say you favor
smaller government with fewer services, or larger government with
more services?”

Fifty-eight percent said they favor a smaller government with
fewer services, and only 38 percent said they favor a larger
government with more services.

More here, via Instapundit and CNS.

Full poll results here. Question is No. 40, and you have to go back to 2002 for a higher number.

Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie on The Libertarian Moment.

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