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Questions - Debt Ceiling - July 16-17, 2011

Voters Skeptical About Spending Cuts In Debt Ceiling Debate
75% See Middle Class Tax Hikes As Likely in Debt Ceiling Deal
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted July 16-17, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news stories about the raising the debt ceiling?

 

2* How likely is it that the debt ceiling will be raised before the government begins defaulting on it's debts?

 

 

3* How likely is it that the debt ceiling will be raised without making any significant cuts in government spending?

 

 

4* Suppose the president and congress agree to a plan that raises taxes on wealthy Americans and cuts spending. How likely is it that middle class taxes would go up too?

 

 

5* Again suppose the president and congress agree to a plan that raises taxes on wealthy Americans and cuts spending. How likely is it that spending would actually be cut?

 

 

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