Voters Not Confident Spending Cuts Are Coming
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
With a new spending bill heading through Congress once again to keep the government operating, most voters don’t see significant government spending cuts coming anytime soon, even though they think those cuts are good for the economy.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that government spending will be significantly reduced over the next few years, including 15% who see it as Very Likely. That shows little change from the 38% who saw significant spending cuts as likely in July 2017 but is down significantly from the more than 50% who felt that way earlier in 2017. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 23-24, 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.
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