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The group has been cited for sound management and accountability; more than 90 percent of its total revenue went directly into programs and campaigns in 2012.
“As a service center to a grass-roots community that stands for transparency and fiscal responsibility, FreedomWorks practices what we preach,” notes its president, Matt Kibbe.
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• 65 percent of Americans say the U.S. economic condition is “very” or “somewhat” poor; 77 percent of Republicans and 46 percent of Democrats agree.
• 35 percent overall say the economic conditions are very or somewhat good; 23 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of Democrats agree.
• 50 percent overall expect the economic condition to be “very” or “somewhat” poor in a year; 74 percent of Republicans and 23 percent of Democrats agree.
• 35 percent overall expect the economic conditions to be very or somewhat good in a year; 26 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of Democrats agree.
• 44 percent overall say they are financially “worse off” than they were a year ago; 57 percent of Republicans and 32 percent of Democrats agree.
• 36 percent overall say they are now better off than they were a year ago; 24 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of Democrats agree.
Source: A CNN/ORC poll of 1,014 U.S. adults conducted June 11 to 13.
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