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Questions - Fiscal Cliff - November 28-29, 2012

48% Recognize Need to Cut Entitlements, Defense to Reduce Federal Deficit
No Change: 51% See Deal to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’ As Likely
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 28-29, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the so-called fiscal cliff?

 

2* If Congress and the president do not act, tax increases and government spending cuts totaling more than $500 billion will go into effect on January 1. Should Congress and the president stop the tax increases and spending cuts from going into effect?

 

3* Regardless of what you think should happen, how likely is it that Congress and the president will agree on a plan to stop the tax increases and spending cuts from going into effect?

 

4* To reduce the long-term federal deficit, is it necessary to significantly reduce the cost of entitlement programs and military spending?

 

5* How likely is it that Congress and the president will agree on a long-term plan to significantly reduce the cost of entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare?

 

 

 

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