Spending just got personal
Voters not only place a great level of concern and importance on the issue of government spending, they perceive it as having an impact on them, personally.
More than two thirds (68%) say government spending is a factor in their own financial situation.
A plurality (40%) say government spending is very much a factor in their own financial situation; this received a higher number of responses than a number of other potential factors tested, including the high unemployment rate (36%).
The perceived impact of government spending reaches across all income levels, from those making less than $30,000 per year (61%) to voters making $100,000 and over (68%).
Source: 10-state aggregate poll, Tarrance Group/Hart Research [Sept 2010] sponsored by Public Notice.
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