Is government doing too many things?

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New Gallup data show that 57 percent of Americans sat the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to businesses and individuals, and 45 percent say there is too much government regulation of business. Both reflect the highest such readings in more than a decade.

Jan. 1985 ABC/WP 57% @ 38% # Feb. 1985 ABC/WP 55 @ 42 # Jan. 1987 ABC/WP 49 @ 47 # Jan. 1988 WP 48 @ 49 # Sep. 1990 ABC/WP 52 @ 45 # Jan. 1992 Gallup 39 @ 52 # June. 1992 ABC/WP 47 @ 49 # Aug. 1992 Gallup 50 @ 43 # Sep. 1992 Gallup 51 @ 43 # Oct. 1992 Gallup 48 @ 44 # Mar. 1993 Gallup 45 @ 49 # Apr. 1993 Gallup 49 @ 45 # Jun. 1993 Yankelovich 52 @ 42 # Dec. 1993 Gallup 55 @ 38 # Jan. 1994 Gallup 54 @ 39 # Oct. 1994 Gallup 57 @ 37 # Nov. 1994 Gallup 55% @ 37% # Nov. 1995* Yankelovich 50 @ 42 # Dec. 1995 Gallup 60 @ 32 # Jan. 1995 Gallup 58 @ 35 # Feb. 1995 Yankelovich 70 @ 26 # Sep. 1995* NBC/WSJ 58 @ 34 # Feb. 1997 Gallup 58 @ 33 # Apr. 1998 Gallup 59 @ 33 # Oct...

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