National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 10-11, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the federal budget?
2* Is it more important to cut government spending or to reduce the federal budget deficit?
3* How likely is it that Congress and the president will reach an agreement before the end of the year that results in a significant decrease in government spending over the next few years?
4* How likely is it that Congress and the president will reach an agreement before the end of the year that extends the Bush Administration tax cuts?
5* Regardless of what Congress and the president do, will government spending a few years from now be higher, lower or about the same?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence