National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 8-9, 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 take no action, a variety of tax cuts will expire on December 31. These include the Bush tax cuts and temporary cuts in payroll taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare. Should Congress and the President extend the tax cuts for another year or should they let the tax cuts expire?
3* If Congress and the President take no action, automatic spending cuts including cuts in defense spending and Medicare are scheduled to go into effect on January 1. Should Congress and the President allow these automatic spending cuts to go into effect?
4* If the tax cuts expire, will that be good for the economy, bad for the economy, or have no impact on the economy?
5* If the automatic spending cuts in government programs go into effect, will that be good for the economy, bad for the economy, or have no impact on the economy?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence