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Questions - Deficit Reduction - November 20, 2012

68% Want Both Tax Hikes and Spending Cuts in Budget Deal
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 20, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* In looking for ways to cut the federal deficit, should Congress and the president consider only tax increases, only spending cuts, or a mix of spending cuts and tax increases?

2* If a mix of spending cuts and tax increases is proposed, should there be more spending cuts or more tax increases?

3* Regardless of what you think should happen, is the debt reduction agreement reached by the president and Congress likely to propose more spending cuts or more tax increases?

4* If the agreement includes spending cuts, how likely is Congress to actually cut spending?

5* If the agreement includes tax hikes, how likely is Congress to actually increase taxes?

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