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