Views about size of government among moderates by state (2014) Switch to: State among moderates by views about size of government

% of moderates who would rather have…

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Alabama 53% 39% 3% 5% 144
Alaska 55% 41% 1% 2% 100
Arizona 60% 35% 3% 2% 213
Arkansas 51% 43% 2% 4% 118
California 47% 46% 4% 3% 1,257
Colorado 49% 39% 9% 3% 167
Connecticut 52% 41% 3% 4% 139
Delaware 51% 45% 3% 2% 116
District of Columbia 31% 60% 5% 3% 112
Florida 51% 40% 5% 4% 662
Georgia 48% 45% 3% 4% 308
Hawaii 57% 41% 1% 1% 122
Idaho 55% 33% 6% 6% 104
Illinois 53% 42% 2% 3% 441
Indiana 58% 30% 5% 7% 217
Iowa 48% 43% 3% 6% 101
Kansas 60% 29% 4% 6% 102
Kentucky 52% 39% 6% 2% 130
Louisiana 50% 44% 4% 3% 131
Maryland 57% 38% 1% 4% 244
Massachusetts 63% 31% 4% 2% 248
Michigan 55% 35% 6% 4% 324
Minnesota 56% 35% 6% 3% 191
Missouri 56% 37% 2% 5% 206
Nevada 61% 33% 3% 3% 108
New Hampshire 61% 33% 2% 3% 105
New Jersey 41% 50% 6% 3% 329
New Mexico 46% 52% 1% 1% 106
New York 42% 52% 3% 4% 641
North Carolina 54% 39% 3% 4% 331
Ohio 58% 33% 4% 6% 395
Oklahoma 53% 40% 4% 3% 138
Oregon 58% 33% 3% 7% 137
Pennsylvania 59% 33% 3% 5% 462
Rhode Island 60% 35% 2% 2% 112
South Carolina 52% 37% 4% 8% 170
South Dakota 67% 25% 5% 2% 103
Tennessee 47% 46% 3% 4% 179
Texas 45% 47% 3% 4% 815
Virginia 56% 38% 3% 3% 323
Washington 59% 33% 2% 5% 230
Wisconsin 57% 37% 4% 2% 211

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