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  •  Maybe ambivalence or even denial, but more likely, (1+ / 0-)
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    ... the respondents in Mettler's table are some of those Low Information Voters we've been sure were there.

    Perhaps some of them genuinely believe it's only the other guy who's enjoying the benefits of Federal largesse. Or that all the backdoor expenditures riddled throughout the tax code are simply giving them money the government shouldn't have in the first place. (Obviously not an uncommon belief among a lot of Republicans ... and maybe even some of us!)

    Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

    by TRPChicago on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 05:30:18 AM PST

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