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Questions - State Budgets - June 6-7, 2012

45% Favor 10% Pay Cut For All State Employees, 41% Oppose
49% Favor Public Employee Unions, 46% Oppose
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted June 6-7, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Is your state having a budget crisis?

2* Is the budget situation in your state better than it was a year ago or worse than it was year ago?

3* Should the federal government provide bailout funding for states with serious financial problems?

4* To help reduce state spending would you favor or oppose a 10% pay cut for all state employees?

5* Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose unions for public employees?

6* How closely have you followed news stories about pension benefits promised to public employees?

7* How likely is it that your state will be able to pay the pension benefits promised to state workers?

8* To pay all promised pension benefits, will your state have to raise taxes on the middle class?

9* You had to choose between paying higher taxes to ensure that all pension benefits promised to public employees were paid or reducing those promised benefits, which would you choose?




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