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Questions - Deficit Commission - November 12-13, 2010

Americans Less Certain About Commission’s Plan to Reduce Deficit

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted November 12-13, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How closely have you followed news reports about President Obama’s new bipartisan deficit reduction panel?

2* How concerned are you about the size of the federal budget deficit?


3* In looking for ways to cut the federal deficit, should Congress and the President consider only tax increases, only spending cuts, or a mix of spending cuts and tax increases?

4* If a mix of spending cuts and tax increases is proposed, should there be more spending cuts or more tax increases?

5* Regardless of what you think should happen, is the President’s deficit reduction commission likely to propose more spending cuts or tax increases? 

6* If the deficit reduction commission proposes spending cuts, how likely is Congress to actually cut spending?

 

7* If the deficit reduction commission proposes tax hikes, how likely is Congress to actually increase taxes?

 

8* Should voters be given the chance to vote on the recommendations of the deficit reduction commission rather than Congress?

 

9* Are you willing to pay higher taxes to reduce the deficit?

 

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence