Gallup - The American public soundly disagrees with candidate Ted Cruz's proposal to eliminate four departments of government and also comes down against his proposal to abolish the IRS. This presents a fascinating portrait of a population of people who are very negative about government in general, and yet tend to be unenthusiastic about proposals to eliminate a lot of government. Obviously, as I'll discuss below, there are other approaches to the crisis of confidence in government that the people prefer.
63% of Americans disagree with the Cruz proposal to eliminate "the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Housing and Urban Development." Just 18% agree. And, when asked about abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, 44% of Americans disagree, 34% agree, while 22% don't have an opinion.