Woodford Foundation for Limited Government

Since 2008 we have been running an eleven-question survey which is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC using methodology licensed from Rasmussen Reports, LLC.

Respondents are asked to agree, disagree, or indicate "not sure/don't know" to the following statements: (1) End corporate welfare. Government should not give handouts to business; (2) Government should remove barriers to international free trade; (3) People should be able to control their own retirement. Social Security should be privatized; (4) Government welfare should be replaced with private charity; (5) Taxes and government spending should be cut by 50% or more; (6) The United States Department of Defense spending should be maintained at 4% of Gross Domestic Product; (7) The US Department of Education should be eliminated; (8) Health Savings Accounts should replace Medicare and Medicaid; (9) The Department of Agriculture should be eliminated; (10) Global warming is not a threat to the world; (11) The Endangered Species Act should be repealed.

Average % Agreement for the Surveys:

YR                       Nat'l  County

 200834  41 
 20093543
 201038 47
 20114045
 201236 48
 201334 42 
 2014 (Feb)        34  --
 2014 (Oct)37 40
 2015  --41 
 2016 (Jan) 34 --
 2016(May,Oct)  43


The survey is taken annually in El Paso County and in election years at the national level. Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence (+/- 4.5% for the County survey beginning in 2012). 

Call Joe Woodford at 719-579-9909 for complete details.

These surveys of 1000 Likely Voters were conducted by Pulse Opinion Research on or about February 1 each year for the national surveys and on or about May 1 each year for the El Paso County surveys (500 Likely Voters for the County survey starting in 2012). Pulse Opinion Research, LLC is an independent public opinion research firm using automated polling methodology and procedures licensed from Rasmussen Reports, LLC.