According to a new poll released by Bankrupting America, 58 percent of Americans want federal lawmakers to abide by the spending caps put into place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. Given that fact it looks like the majority will be disappointed by the coming budget deal…
Obamacare has clearly impacted the way voters see government functioning. Two thirds (66%) agree that “the failures of Obamacare prove that the federal government shouldn’t rush into any more big expensive projects,” while just 30% disagree. This high level of agreement includes three quarters (74%) of Independents and two thirds d two thirds (65%) of women.
If the debt limit is going to be raised, then voters support cuts alongside any increase. Six in ten (61%) agree if Congress increases the debt limit, then they should also cut spending. Just 23% support keeping spending levels the same, and 8% support increasing spending.
Voters continue to support cuts to federal government spending, whether through keeping the Budget Control Act in place, or enacting cuts along with an increase in the debt ceiling. A bipartisan majority (65%) firmly disagree that “there are no more cuts to make” to federal spending.
A majority (58%) of voters support keeping the bipartisan spending limits put in place from the Budget Control Act. Just 28% support abandoning the 2011 agreement and agreeing to a combination of spending and tax increases. Republicans, Independents, and Democrats all prefer keeping the limits in place over getting rid of them.