68% Say Cutting Government Spending Solution To Economic Problems
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Just under half of U.S. voters fear the federal government will not do enough to help the nation’s troubled economy, but those voters do not think more spending is the solution.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely Voters say, in reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries them more is that the federal government will not do enough. That finding is just below a high of 50% measured last month. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are afraid the government will do too much, while 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 9-10, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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