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55% Want Obama, Congress To Stop March 1 Spending Cuts

Monday, January 14, 2013

Here they come again. President Obama and Congress in their year-end “fiscal cliff” deal merely put off until March 1 sizable across-the-board spending cuts that include the defense budget and Medicare. Most voters still think they should stop those automatic cuts. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress and the president should allow these cuts to go into effect. Twice as many (55%) disagree and think they should stop those cuts from happening. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 11-12, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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