Views about government aid to the poor among independents and those who don't lean to either party by state (2014) Switch to: State among independents and those who don't lean to either party by views about government aid to the poor

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Arizona 38% 47% 10% 6% 119
California 35% 56% 5% 4% 638
Florida 42% 49% 6% 4% 336
Georgia 33% 48% 12% 6% 156
Illinois 41% 47% 4% 8% 234
Indiana 49% 39% 10% 2% 114
Massachusetts 43% 45% 6% 6% 103
Michigan 40% 49% 7% 4% 176
Missouri 46% 46% 6% 2% 105
New Jersey 39% 53% 5% 3% 145
New York 38% 51% 8% 3% 337
North Carolina 49% 40% 6% 5% 152
Ohio 47% 40% 7% 6% 175
Pennsylvania 46% 48% 4% 2% 179
Texas 41% 48% 5% 5% 476
Virginia 43% 45% 5% 7% 136
Washington 45% 48% 5% 2% 140

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