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Questions - Government Spending - January 25-26, 2011

Just 38% Think Major Spending Cuts by Congress Likely In The Next Year
50% Now Oppose President’s New Spending Proposals
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted January 25-26, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

 1* How likely is it that the president will cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term in office?

 

2* A proposal has been made for the federal government to spend more money in areas like education, transportation and technological innovation. At this time, would you favor or oppose the federal government spending more money in areas like these?

 

 3* What would do more to help the economy—cutting federal spending or increasing federal spending in areas like education, transportation and technological innovation?

 

4* How confident are you that President Obama can work with the new Republican majority in the House to do what’s best for the American people? 

 

5* How likely is Congress to significantly reduce government spending over the next year? 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence