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Poll: Majority of Young Hispanics Say Cut Spending, Liberate Private Sector


70 percent want to decrease federal spending.

A striking new poll conducted by Generation Opportunity – billed as a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that seeks to educate young Americans about challenges facing the country -- reveals young Hispanics aged 18-29 favor free market principles, a reduction in federal spending and private sector opportunities.

The survey, with a reported margin of error +/- 4 points, reveals 57 percent of young Hispanics agree that “if taxes on business profits were reduced, companies would be more likely to hire." Likewise, a staggering 70 percent of Hispanic young adults say they would "decrease" federal spending if given the chance to "set America’s fiscal priorities." In addition:

* By nearly a 3:1 ratio, Hispanic young adults prefer “reducing federal spending” (69%) to “raising taxes on individuals” (27%) in order to balance the federal budget.

* In a separate question, a 56%-majority concurred “the economy grows best when individuals are allowed to create businesses without government interference.”

* 61% indicated their agreement with “American Exceptionalism” – described as an ideal of freedom and democracy exclusive and unique to the United States.

According to Powerline, the results of the survey are encouraging but not necessarily surprising, as many in the Hispanic community are small business owners.

Does any of the poll's findings surprise you?

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