Questions - Deficit Reduction - November 20, 2012
National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 20, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* In looking for ways to cut the federal deficit, should Congress and the president consider only tax increases, only spending cuts, or a mix of spending cuts and tax increases?
2* If a mix of spending cuts and tax increases is proposed, should there be more spending cuts or more tax increases?
3* Regardless of what you think should happen, is the debt reduction agreement reached by the president and Congress likely to propose more spending cuts or more tax increases?
4* If the agreement includes spending cuts, how likely is Congress to actually cut spending?
5* If the agreement includes tax hikes, how likely is Congress to actually increase taxes?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence