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Poll: Deficit Reduction Outweighs Job Spending

Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 03:41 PM

Independent voters in 10 hotly contested congressional districts favor slashing the exploding budget deficit over government spending to increase jobs, according to a new poll from The Hill. The survey shows that 52 percent of the independents view cutting the deficit as a priority, while 39 percent say more government expenditures to create jobs is a priority.

poll deficit reductionThat’s good news for Republicans, because it’s the GOP that’s pushing deficit reduction, while Democrats call for additional government spending to create jobs.

“The deficit is cutting against Democrats particularly because independent voters typically are very concerned about the deficit,” said Democratic pollster Mark Penn of Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, which conducted the survey.

Independent voters with annual income of more than $100,000 per year are particularly worried about the deficit, Penn says. “As a matter of policy, it’s closely divided, but as a matter of politics, that issue going into these mid-terms is favoring the Republicans,” he said.


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