Rural Voters Feel Ignored by Government

water towerA new poll commissioned by the Center for Rural Affairs and conducted by Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners and Ed Goeas of The Tarrance Group sheds light on the attitudes of rural residents. According to the pollsters, rural American residents feel largely ignored by politicians and government officials. That doesn’t mean they don’t see a role for government in their communities, however. In this summary, Celinda Lake points out the contradictions that surfaced in the polling:

“On the one hand, the language around lower taxes, smaller government, and fewer regulations is one of the highest testing messages. On the other, they support policies that call for more job training, increased infrastructure investments, more technology, and better preschool – all requiring a role for government in making things better.”

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