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Spreading the Wealth


Fifty-five percent of registered voters surveyed by Fox News in early February said that it was a bad idea for the federal government to make policies that spread the wealth from the people who make more money to people who make less. Thirty-nine percent of respondents thought this was a good idea. Eighty percent of Republicans said it was a bad idea, as did 63 percent of Independents, but only 30 percent of Democrats gave that response. Sixty-one percent of whites were opposed to such redistribution, compared to 29 percent of blacks. People under the age of 35 split evenly on the question, while majorities of older age groups said it was a bad idea.