Economics, not politics: AP poll on government spending

October 26, 2010

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.

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6 Responses to Economics, not politics: AP poll on government spending

  1. Torpedo8 says:

    So 45% of respondents are dumber than a sack of hammers? That does bode well for the future…

    The federal debt will not wait to harm our children or grandchildren, we’ll feel it first when the country either defaults or enters hyper-inflation to avoid the inevitable.

  2. Torpedo8 says:

    So 45% of respondents are dumber than a sack of hammers? That does bode well for the future…

    The federal debt will not wait to harm our children or grandchildren, we’ll feel it first when the country either defaults or enters hyper-inflation to avoid the inevitable.

  3. Torpedo8 says:

    So 45% of respondents are dumber than a sack of hammers? That does bode well for the future…

    The federal debt will not wait to harm our children or grandchildren, we’ll feel it first when the country either defaults or enters hyper-inflation to avoid the inevitable.

  4. JDRose1985 says:

    Static statistics.

    It doesn’t matter what Americans think. Republicans and Democrats are good servants to the Wall St oligarchs.

    Nothing will change until people begin taking to the streets. It will take bloodshed to recover what has been stolen in this country (freedom and trust). And as far as material prosperity goes, those excesses will never be recovered, thank God.

  5. JDRose1985 says:

    Static statistics.

    It doesn’t matter what Americans think. Republicans and Democrats are good servants to the Wall St oligarchs.

    Nothing will change until people begin taking to the streets. It will take bloodshed to recover what has been stolen in this country (freedom and trust). And as far as material prosperity goes, those excesses will never be recovered, thank God.

  6. JDRose1985 says:

    Static statistics.

    It doesn’t matter what Americans think. Republicans and Democrats are good servants to the Wall St oligarchs.

    Nothing will change until people begin taking to the streets. It will take bloodshed to recover what has been stolen in this country (freedom and trust). And as far as material prosperity goes, those excesses will never be recovered, thank God.

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