50% Think Tax Increases Hurt Economy
Voters continue to believe raising taxes and increasing government spending are bad for the economy, but they still expect both to go up under President Obama.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 31% of Likely U.S. Voters say that, generally speaking, increases in government spending help the economy. Forty-seven percent (47%) believe spending increases hurt the economy. Twelve percent (12%) think they have no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 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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