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Poll: Obama Voters Differ on How to Cut Deficit

Monday, 03 Dec 2012 07:55 PM

By Todd Beamon

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While voters gave President Barack Obama a resounding victory last month, many differ over how the budget deficit should be reduced, according to a survey released on Monday.

Ninety-six percent of 800 voters surveyed last month responded that the federal budget deficit remains a critical problem – and 85 percent said they supported raising taxes on the wealthy.

The survey was conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group for the Democratic think tank Third Way, Politico reports. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, Denver and Los Angeles.

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However, 41 percent of those surveyed said the deficit must be controlled primarily through spending cuts, with some tax increases, while another 41 percent said that mostly tax increases should be used – and only a few spending cuts.

Only 5 percent of Obama supporters favor tax increases alone, however, Politico reports. That is half those who backed efforts based solely on spending cuts.

“They want him to take on and solve the big issues, but they want him to do it in a pragmatic way and they trust him to compromise,” Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, director of Third Way’s social policy and politics program, told Politico. “He won not because he appealed to the ideological wings, but because he wooed voters in the middle.”




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