45% Favor 10% Pay Cut For All State Employees, 41% Oppose
Most Americans still say their home states are having major budget problems, and a plurality now favors a 10% pay cut for all state employees to help reduce government spending.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of American Adults say their state is having a budget crisis, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty percent (20%) report no budget crisis in their state, while 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 2012 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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