Public Pulse: does your opinion match the public's?
This week, Public Notice released a 10-state poll of how likely voters view government spending. The poll — conducted by the bi-partisan team of Tarrance Group and Hart Research — included 5,500 likely voters in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington.
We want to compare these results with what you and our online community think. So…
71% of likely voters say government spending is too high; 17% say it is about right; only 8% say it is too low. What do you think?
Nearly two thirds (65%) of likely voters said government spending is one of the most important issues to their vote this November.
More than two thirds (68%) say government spending is a factor in their own financial situation.
When asked what should be the top economic priority, controlling government spending (at 21%) was second only to creating jobs and growing the economy (at 40%).
Less than half (40%) of likely voters believe they will see another federal budget surplus in their lifetime.