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Poll: Only 35 Percent Think US Should Sell Postal Service

Despite problems, the number has actually declined


The U.S. Postal Service has been plagued with financial problems for years, but fewer adults now believe the federal government should sell the Postal Service. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of American Adults think the U.S. government should consider selling the Postal Service to a private company in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. But that's down from 40% in 2011. Forty-eight percent (48%) oppose such sale, while 17% are undecided.

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  1. While the type of critical thinking and economic literacy required to come to the conclusion that the Post Office needs to be privatized are necessary for the populace to come to other more limited government conclusions…there are harder and more necessary battles that we need to fight.

    Privatizing the USPS and defending PBS are at the bottom of my limited government wish list.

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