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Questions - Federal Budget - August 10-11, 2012

43% Think Extension of Bush Tax Cuts Likely, 46% Disagree
Voters Put Spending Cuts Ahead of Deficit Reduction But See Those Cuts as Unlikely
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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