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Questions - Debt Ceiling - August 1-2, 2011

29% Favor Automatic Spending Cuts If Congress Doesn’t Reduce Spending By $1.5 Trillion
Just 22% Approve of Debt Ceiling Deal, Most Doubt It Will Cut Spending
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 1-2, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed news reports about the debt ceiling debate in Congress?



2* Do you approve or disapprove of the plan Congress and the president have agreed on to raise the government debt ceiling?



3* How likely is it that the debt ceiling agreement between Congress and the president will result in a significant decrease in government spending over the next few years?



4* Under the agreement, will government spending a few years from now be higher, lower or about the same?



5* If Congress doesn’t reduce spending by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years, would     you favor or oppose automatic spending cuts including cuts from defense spending and Medicare?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence