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44% Think Sequester Will Have No Impact or a Positive One on Their Lives

Monday, March 04, 2013

Forty-four percent (44%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the sequester spending cuts will have a positive impact or no impact on their own lives in the long term. This includes 18% who view the cuts as a positive, although just five percent (5%) think they will have a Very Positive impact in terms of their own lives.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% predict the sequester cuts will have a long-term negative impact on their lives, with nine percent (9%) who say it will be Very Negative. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 2-3, 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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