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Voters Want Feds to Cut Spending to Boost Economy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Americans are still concerned that the government won’t do enough to help the nation’s economy, and most see cutting spending as the necessary fix.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters worry that in reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, the federal government will not do enough, down slightly from October’s all-time high of 54%. Thirty-seven percent (37%) fear the government will try to do too much, barely up from 36% two months ago, the lowest level of concern since 2011. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 11-12, 2014 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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