Views about size of government 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 size of government

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who would rather have…

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Arizona 50% 42% 2% 6% 119
California 39% 54% 4% 4% 638
Florida 41% 43% 8% 8% 336
Georgia 45% 42% 4% 9% 156
Illinois 47% 40% 5% 8% 234
Indiana 47% 35% 8% 10% 114
Massachusetts 51% 34% 5% 10% 103
Michigan 53% 36% 7% 4% 176
Missouri 54% 35% 2% 9% 105
New Jersey 38% 50% 5% 7% 145
New York 38% 50% 6% 5% 337
North Carolina 55% 28% 5% 12% 152
Ohio 56% 32% 3% 8% 175
Pennsylvania 48% 38% 6% 9% 179
Texas 35% 55% 5% 5% 476
Virginia 51% 38% 5% 6% 136
Washington 47% 40% 5% 7% 140

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