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Poll shows Iowans lack confidence in officials



DES MOINES (AP)--A new Iowa Poll shows that Iowans are lacking confidence in state officials' budget cutting decisions.

The poll published Tuesday in a copyright story in The Des Moines Register shows four out of five Iowans have little to no confidence that state officials are making good decisions.

A majority of Iowans say they support spending more money on roads and bridges, health insurance for children, renewable energy and the state patrol. The poll shows they are more willing to cut spending on courts and the state's universities.

The poll was conducted by Selzer & Co. based on telephone interviews of 800 Iowans age 18 and older. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


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