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Questions - Budget - February 14-15, 2011

Voters Think They’re Far More Eager To Cut Spending Than Politicians Are
Only 39% Expect Federal Spending to Exceed $4 Trillion in Near Future
55% Say Obama’s Budget Doesn’t Cut Enough

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
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