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66% Say Government Should Cut Spending To Help Economy

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Voters remain closely divided over the government’s role in responding to the troubled economy, but cutting spending remains a favored option for most.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters are worried the federal government will do too much in reacting to the nation’s economic situation rather than not enough.  Forty-eight percent (48%) are more worried the government will not do enough.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on June 15-16, 2012 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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