51% Fear Government Won’t Help Economy; 64% Want Spending Cuts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
More voters than ever are worried the government is not doing enough to help the struggling economy, but they continue to believe spending cuts are the best course of action.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters say what worries them more is that the federal government will not do enough in reacting to the nation’s current economic problems. Thirty-seven percent (37%) take the opposite view and are more worried the government will do too much in response to the bad economy. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 8-9, 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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