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Questions - Tax Cuts and Spending - January 11-12, 2013

30% Think More Tax Hikes Needed
55% Want Obama, Congress To Stop March 1 Spending Cuts
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted January 11-12, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the so-called “fiscal cliff”?

2* Did Congress and the president agree to extend the Bush tax cuts for middle income Americans but raise taxes for upper-income Americans?

3* Now that taxes have been raised on upper-income Americans, are additional tax hikes needed?

4* Congress and the president did not address spending cuts in their fiscal cliff legislation. If they take no further action, automatic spending cuts including cuts in defense spending and Medicare are scheduled to go into effect on March 1. Should Congress and the president allow these automatic spending cuts to go into effect?

5* If the automatic spending cuts in government programs go into effect, will that be good for the economy, bad for the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

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