Survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters
Conducted December 6-7, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the federal budget talks in Washington, DC?
2* Congress ended the government shutdown in October with a short-term deal to fund the federal government through mid-January. How likely is it that Congress will reach a long-term budget deal by then and avoid another government?
3* As Congress attempts to reach a long-term budget deal, which do you favor – a federal budget that increases spending or one that cuts spending? Or would you favor a budget in which spending levels remain about the same?
4* In terms of your own personal life, how much of an impact did you feel from the government shutdown?
5* How did the shutdown impact the overall economy? Did it have a very positive impact, a somewhat positive impact, no impact, a somewhat negative impact or a very negative impact?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence