Most voters believe public release of U.S. secret and confidential documents hurts national security, and they consider the leaking of such information to be an act of treason.
Voters are strongly concerned about the impact of the latest dump of sensitive and secret U.S. data on the Internet by the WikiLeaks organization and think the U.S. government needs to do a better job protecting that kind of information.
Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters believe the U.S. spends more on national defense than it does on Social Security.
President Obama proposed today a freeze on the salaries of federal employees for the next two years as an effort to help rein in the growing federal budget deficit. Recent Rasmussen surveys suggest that voters think that's a good idea.
Most voters who fly appear comfortable with the federal Transportation Safety Administration’s new airport security measures.
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Likely Voters nationwide recognize that the United States spends more on the military and national security than any other nation in the world. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 19% disagree, and 24% are not sure.
Voters are overwhelmingly clear: they want to believe that elections make a difference. But they remain deeply skeptical about the new Congress.
Forty-one percent (41%) of voters now recognize that the majority of federal spending goes to just national defense, Social Security and Medicare. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% disagree and say it’s not true, while 20% are not sure.
Voters are clearly dubious about the size and scope of today’s federal government.
Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters nationwide favor a proposal to cut the federal payroll by 10% over the coming decade. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that just 22% are opposed and 12% are not sure.