60% Favor Considering Spending Cuts in Every Government Program
Most Americans continue to believe everything should be on the table when it comes to federal spending cuts.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely Voters say thoughtful spending cuts should be considered in every program of the federal government as the nation searches for solutions to the federal budget crises. Just 28% disagree, while 12% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The number of voters who feel all programs should be considered is down four-points from early September and seven-points from August.
But when asked if thoughtful spending cuts should be considered in every government program except the military, voters are more evenly divided. Thirty-six percent (36%) agree, while 49% disagree. Another 14% are undecided. These results show little change from August.
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9-10, 2011 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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