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