Economics, not politics: AP poll on government spending
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In the run up to Election Day, we’re swapping our usual Tuesday “Public Pulse” post with a daily update of the latest polls. But unlike most, we won’t focus on the partisan horse race. Instead we’ll do what we’ve been doing all year: focus on the issues.
Why? Because we believe this 2010 election is about economics, not politics.
In a poll released last week by The Associated Press, 50% of adults think cutting government spending should be a higher priority than increasing spending for things like education, health care, and alternative energy research. That figure is up from 43% in spring 2009. Only 45% think increasing government spending on those programs should be a higher priority — that’s down from 49% in 2009.
Also according to The Associated Press, 80% of adults are very worried the federal debt will harm their children and grandchildren’s financial future.