Confidence That Congress Will Cut Budget Falls Sharply
Despite their control of both chambers of Congress, Republicans have been unable to agree on any significant legislation this year and have failed to advance any of President Trump's reform agenda. While voters continue to favor major spending cuts, they are now much less confident than they were earlier in the year that those cuts are coming.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters still think it’s at least somewhat likely that government spending will be significantly reduced over the next few years, but that's down from 54% who felt that way in March and from 53% in January. Reflecting the confidence voters felt in Trump's budget-cutting agenda with the GOP in control of Congress, the January finding represented a 24-point jump from March of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 2017 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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