26% Like Ryan’s Budget-Cutting Plan, 27% Don’t, 47% Not Sure
48% See Need to Change Defense, Social Security, Medicare To Make Serious, Long-Term Spending Cuts
National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted April 7-8, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Have closely have you followed news stories about a new proposal that claims to cut federal spending by $4 trillion over the next decade?
2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Congressman Paul Ryan?
3* From what you have read, seen, or heard, do you favor or oppose the budget proposal presented by Congressman Paul Ryan?
4* To make truly significant, long-terms cuts in government spending, is it necessary to make major changes in defense, Social Security and Medicare?
5* Does the budget proposal presented by Congressman Paul Ryan call for major changes in defense, Social Security and Medicare?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence