46% Say Deficit Should Be Reduced By Spending Cuts Alone
A plurality (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters thinks the long-term plan for reducing the federal deficit should be based on spending cuts only, but nearly as many (41%) would rather see a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes.
Just eight percent (8%) believe the long-term budget deficit should be reduced by simply raising taxes, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 6-7, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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