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Questions - Deficit and Spending - April 11-12, 2011

Just 9% Say A Balanced Budget Is Very Likely In Their Lifetimes
65% Say Significant Long-Term Spending Cuts Unlikely Before 2012 Elections
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 11-12, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about federal budget issues?

 

 

2* Looking ahead, how likely is it that the federal budget will be balanced for even a single year during your lifetime?

 

 

3* How likely is it that President Obama will propose a plan that seriously addresses the federal spending and deficit problems while being fair to all Americans?

 

 

4* How likely is it that Congressional Republicans will propose a plan that seriously addresses the federal spending and deficit problems while being fair to all Americans?

 

 

5* How likely is it that President Obama and Congressional Republicans will reach an agreement to significantly cut long-term government spending trends before the 2012 elections?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence