National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 1-2, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed news reports about the debt ceiling debate in Congress?
2* Do you approve or disapprove of the plan Congress and the president have agreed on to raise the government debt ceiling?
3* How likely is it that the debt ceiling agreement between Congress and the president will result in a significant decrease in government spending over the next few years?
4* Under the agreement, will government spending a few years from now be higher, lower or about the same?
5* If Congress doesn’t reduce spending by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years, would you favor or oppose automatic spending cuts including cuts from defense spending and Medicare?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence