Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Several prominent Democrats trying to break out of the pack of potential 2020 presidential hopefuls are proposing new large-scale government spending programs. But voters aren’t big on these income transfer programs, and few think they will reduce the level of poverty.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with a proposal to have the federal government give low-income children up to $2,000 per year until they turn 18 to counter income inequality and give them a better economic start on life. Forty-eight percent (48%) disagree with the so-called “baby bonds” proposal by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, while 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 10-11, 2018 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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