Monday, July 13, 2015
It’s shaping up to be yet another drawn-out battle in Congress over spending this summer, with Senate Democrats blocking a major defense spending bill late last month. Democrats oppose raising the level of defense spending without comparable increases in entitlement programs.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Likely U.S. Voters (54%) still think thoughtful spending cuts should be considered in every program of the federal government, although that’s down two points from April and ties the lowest level measured in regular tracking since 2013. Twenty-nine percent (29%) disagree, while 17% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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