Big Gov't, Spending Main Concern Among Voters

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It is the last weekend before what could become an historic midterm election and the candidates are making one last push to get votes.

While many analysts are focusing on the weak economy as the big issue, many voters say their number one concern is the big spending in Washington, D.C.

It's now crunch time. The finish line is in sight and the candidates are delivering their closing arguments.

The state of the economy is what's motivating many voters, but for others there's also a deeper issue at play -- big spending with big deficits in Washington by a government that many Americans believe has become way too big and powerful.

"I think a lot of people aren't happy with all the spending and all the laws and things that are happening," said Trebis Knepper, a West Virginia voter.

It's what inspired the Tea Party movement. Also, for many unsatisfied voters, President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress are the problem.

"I don't think a majority of people in the country are for the large government spending that the Democratic Party is in favor of," said Biller Kilmer, another West Virginia voter.

The public certainly doesn't approve of the way Democrats have ran Congress.

A new Rasmussen reports survey shows a whopping 65 percent of likely voters said that if they had the chance Tuesday, they would vote to replace the entire Congress.

Also, even though he's not on the ballot, Obama is a key issue for many voters. That also isn't good news for the Democrats, because voters don't think Obama deserves to be re-elected either.

Fifty-six percent would like to see the president fired in 2012, according to a survey by a Democratic pollster.

As many analysts have pointed out, this midterm election looks a lot like 1994 when voters also revolted against big government and government-run health care.

Just like what happened sixteen years ago, it looks like another voter tidal wave is about to sweep Washington and bring in a very different Congress.

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