National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted February 14-15, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about release of the president’s 2012 budget?
2* Generally speaking, does the president’s proposed budget cut government spending too much, too little, or about the right amount?
3* Okay, do changes proposed by Congressional Republicans cut government spending too much, too little, or about the right amount?
4* The federal government will spend about $3.8 trillion in 2011. According to the president’s budget proposal, will spending increase to more than $4 trillion over the next few years or decrease to less than $3.5 trillion?
5* Who is more willing to make the hard choices needed to reduce federal spending—voters or elected officials?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence