Friday, January 03, 2014
Half of U.S. voters are worried that the federal government will not do enough to help the nation’s economic problems, and more than ever think it should increase spending to do so.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 28% of Likely U.S. Voters think that, in reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, the federal government should increase spending. That’s up two points from October and the highest level of support for spending increases in regular surveying since April 2012. Still, most voters (60%) think the government should cut spending to help the economy. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 27-28, 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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