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There has been a shift in what voters want from Washington.
A recent Fox News poll asks which two messages voters will send to the federal government: "help me" or "leave me alone." A majority of 52% would ask for a "hand" from Washington, compared to 44% in 2021. The 8-point increase was largely driven by a 19-point jump among Republicans, while views of Democrats were unchanged.
However, Democrats (69%) are much more likely than Republicans (38%) to "Help me."
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Last year, 47 percent said to the government "leave me alone". Now it is 43 percent.
Republicans (60%) are twice as likely as Democrats (26%) to want the government left alone.
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There were more opinions among freelancers: 48% helped me, 44% left me alone.
The shift to the exit occurs when the vast majority of people feel negative about economic conditions (78%), say the economy is getting worse (73%) and are having to cut back on spending to make ends meet (71%). )
While more than half believe the country is becoming more socialist, 6 in 10 say such a move would be bad.
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By a 54-38 percent margin, voters say the U.S. is now moving away from capitalism and toward socialism.
Almost twice as many people believed this change would be worse (60%) than better (32%). Among Democrats, 53% think that it would be good to go to socialism.
The Fox News poll was conducted jointly by Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from October 9-12, 2022, and included interviews with 1,206 registered voters nationwide drawn from a random file. with them . Live conversations with landline and mobile phones. The total sample has a sampling error of 2.5 percentage points.
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Fox News' Victoria Balara contributed to this report.