Public Pulse: How would you prefer cutting the deficit?
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According to Kaiser, 53% of adults say their preferred way of reducing the budget deficit is “mainly” through cutting spending on benefits and government program. 19% say they’d prefer to focus mainly on tax increases; 9% say they want a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. 11% say no action is needed now on the budget deficit.
According to Pew/Washington Post, only 31% of adults believe that, looking ahead five or so years, the country will have made “significant progress” on the budget deficit. 55% think it’s not likely we’ll have made “significant progress” while 14% weren’t sure.
According to Kaiser, 52% of adults would favor slowing the rate of growth of Medicare spending. Only 39% would oppose.
According to Resurgent Republic, when given two options for which concerns them more, 36% of registered voters are concerned that the federal government has too few regulations to hold business accountable. 55% said it would worry them more if the federal government had too many regulations.