Poll: Majority says government spends ‘too little’ on anti-poverty, healthcare, education


A majority of voters say the United States spends too little on anti-poverty, healthcare and education, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Fifty-seven percent of registered voters said the government spends too little on anti-poverty in the Feb. 12-15 survey.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said the same of healthcare and another 56 percent said the country doesn’t spend enough on education. 

Forty-nine percent of voters said the nation should spend more on coronavirus relief and a plurality of voters, 43 percent, said the same of national security.

Fifty-eight percent of Democrats and half of independent voters said the government spends too little on coronavirus relief while 38 percent of Republicans said the same.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,835 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 1.83 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte

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