Budgetwise, Most Prefer A Cutter Over A Spender
A strong majority of voters continue to favor a candidate who works to cut federal spending over one who tries to get a fair amount of it for his home district. Most also think a member of Congress who tries to maximize federal spending for his or her district has selfish motives.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely Voters say they’d rather vote for a candidate who would work to cut federal spending than one who works to make sure their district gets a fair share of all such spending. One-in-three (33%) voters, however, would rather vote for a candidate who goes after federal money for his district. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters U.S. Voters was conducted on November 17-18, 2010 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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