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Questions - Bush Tax Cut Deal - December 7-8, 2010

Voters Put Spending Cuts Ahead of Deficit Reduction
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted December 7-8, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports



1* How closely have you followed news reports about the tax cut deal President Obama made with congressional Republican leaders?


2* President Obama and congressional Republican leaders have reached an agreement that extends the Bush tax cuts for all Americans for two more years, cuts the Social Security payroll tax rate for one year and renews long-term unemployment benefits for an additional 13 months. Do you favor or oppose this agreement?


3* Will this agreement be good or bad for the economy?


4* Is President Obama being too cooperative with congressional Republicans, not cooperative enough or is his level of cooperation about right?


5* What is more important—reducing the federal deficit or reducing federal spending?


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