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Questions - Budget Deficit Plans - March 14-15, 2013

35% View Paul Ryan Favorably, 54% Unfavorably
Voters Unhappy With Both Ryan and Murray Budget Plans
59% Think Federal Budget Deficit Is Too Big
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted March 14-15, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very favorable opinion of Patty Murray?

 

2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very favorable opinion of Paul Ryan?

3* A proposal has been made to reduce the federal deficit by reducing spending a trillion dollars and raising taxes a trillion dollars over the next decade. The plan would also include $100 billion in new stimulus spending by the government and will not balance the budget. Do you favor or oppose such a plan?

4* Another proposal has been made that will balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes. The plan will cut spending by nearly $5 trillion over the next 10 years including cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. However, there would be no cuts in the defense budget. Do you favor or oppose such a plan?

5* Is the federal budget deficit too big, too small or about right?

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