Rasmussen: Majority Want Both Spending Cuts, Tax Hikes

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 02:28 PM

By Stephen Feller

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Most Americans want Congress to cut spending and increase taxes in any deal to reduce the deficit, though they expect fewer cuts and more taxes when legislators finally agree on what to do, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans would like to see a balanced mixture of less spending and more revenue in any grand bargain, while 24 percent only want to see spending cuts and only 4 percent think tax cuts are the only option.

Respondents in the poll mostly said they support a mix but 71 percent think it is at least somewhat likely that taxes will go up, while only 43 percent think it’s at least somewhat likely that spending will be cut.

By an almost two-to-one margin, the survey found that votes would like to see more spending cuts than tax increases, 55-to-27, while just under half those who participated in the poll don’t expect that Congress will cut spending at all.

Rasmussen contacted 1,000 likely voters for the poll, which was conducted on Nov. 20. The margin of error is 3 percent.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Judge Rules Feds Wrongly Protecting Bearded Seals

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 19:30 PM

A federal judge in Alaska has ruled that a federal agency improperly listed bearded seals as threatened under the Endang . . .

Prosecutors Consider Charges After Homeowner Kills Burglar

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 18:55 PM

Prosecutors deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an all . . .

Florida Judge Overturns State's Gay Marriage Ban

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 18:52 PM

A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agree . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved