Get out Nanny State

Hands off our lives say voters – New Zealand, world, sport, business & entertainment news on Stuff.co.nz

[quote]Voters fear Government is exerting too much control over their lives – and they believe it has got worse in the past two years.

The finding in the latest Fairfax Media-Nielsen poll suggests the backlash over the so-called anti-smacking bill has left its mark, but could also be a response to the campaign against Labour’s bid to overhaul electoral finance laws with a regime criticised as draconian and a limit on free speech.[/quote]
In the poll of 1082 voters 57% of respondents said Yes that the Government was meddling in our lives way too much. 61% said that the Nanny State had increased in intensity.

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