Voters Want Lots of Spending Cuts But Think They're Unlikely
Most Americans continue to support spending cuts in every program of the federal government but think it’s less likely than ever that government spending actually will be reduced anytime soon.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think thoughtful spending cuts should be considered in every federal program, generally in line with previous surveys. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree, but 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 20-21, 2014 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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