National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 12-13, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about federal budget talks in Washington, DC?
2* Which do you favor – a federal budget that increases spending or one that cuts spending? Or should spending levels remain about the same?
3* A new budget proposal would restore some of the $1.1 trillion in across-the-board sequester spending cuts that went into effect on March 30. Do you favor restoring some of these sequester spending cuts, or do you prefer letting those budget cuts continue?
4* Many of the spending cuts in the new budget proposal are projected to take effect several years from now. How likely is it that those budget cuts will really happen?
5* Are additional tax hikes needed to fund the federal government?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence