One Value Uniting Bush and Kerry Voters: The Importance of Government
The American electorate agrees that the nation needs a positive vision of how to make government more effective, and that the blame for government does not lie with federal workers but with elected leaders. This opinion is evident among Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, men and women, younger and older voters, and Evangelical Christians, Protestants and Catholics. The views cut across geographic regions as well. In addition, a majority (53%) of voters see “improving the federal workforce” as key to winning the war on terror.