Top 3 findings from poll

October 2, 2010

All last week, we’ve been telling you about the recent 10-state, bipartisan-conducted poll we sponsored to better understand the extent to which government spending is affecting you, personally. In addition to the poll’s “Key Findings” we’ve highlighted in various products, below are three of the most interesting nuggets about the pervasiveness of spending concern:

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While 71% of likely voters say government spending is too high overall, their concern isn’t just the top-line amount. A majority of voters also want to ensure they get maximum bang for their buck: more than two thirds (68%) say the most important consideration is whether the spending will actually work, while only 26% say the price tag of a program is most important.

This view is bipartisan, and is shared among Republicans (58%), Independents (66%) and Democrats (79%).

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The issue of government spending will be a key driver in a strong majority (65%) of Americans’ votes this November.

This finding reaches across income levels — from voters making less than $30,000 (60%) to those making $100,000 or over (65%) – and party lines — Republicans (87%); Independents (67%); Democrats (42%).

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Two thirds (68%) of voters say government spending is a factor in their own financial situation; a plurality (40%) say it is very much a factor.

Voters’ feeling that government spending is now personal reaches across all income levels, from those making less than $30,000 per year (61%) to voters making $100,000 and over (68%); it also reached across gender, state, and even partisan lines.

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9 Responses to Top 3 findings from poll

  1. John says:

    It’s nice to ask people what they think, but wouldn’t it be better to ask economists? It’s like asking a bunch of friends about your medical issue instead of asking a doctor.

  2. John says:

    It’s nice to ask people what they think, but wouldn’t it be better to ask economists? It’s like asking a bunch of friends about your medical issue instead of asking a doctor.

  3. John says:

    It’s nice to ask people what they think, but wouldn’t it be better to ask economists? It’s like asking a bunch of friends about your medical issue instead of asking a doctor.

  4. Jon says:

    the skinny on gretchen Hamel and this “educational project”. Just saw their commercial during CBS Evening News. Bet that cost a lot of money. And the timing couldn’t be better, right before the midterm elections. Hmm, they should be educating us about who there major donors are but they won’t. Why is that?

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/former_bush_admin_spox_launches_non-profit_to_comb.php#more

  5. Jon says:

    the skinny on gretchen Hamel and this “educational project”. Just saw their commercial during CBS Evening News. Bet that cost a lot of money. And the timing couldn’t be better, right before the midterm elections. Hmm, they should be educating us about who there major donors are but they won’t. Why is that?

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/former_bush_admin_spox_launches_non-profit_to_comb.php#more

  6. Jon says:

    the skinny on gretchen Hamel and this “educational project”. Just saw their commercial during CBS Evening News. Bet that cost a lot of money. And the timing couldn’t be better, right before the midterm elections. Hmm, they should be educating us about who there major donors are but they won’t. Why is that?

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/former_bush_admin_spox_launches_non-profit_to_comb.php#more

  7. Jim says:

    It seems to me that you get more common sense replys from common people who work for their living than from high paid economists who are trying to justify their jobs.

  8. Jim says:

    It seems to me that you get more common sense replys from common people who work for their living than from high paid economists who are trying to justify their jobs.

  9. Jim says:

    It seems to me that you get more common sense replys from common people who work for their living than from high paid economists who are trying to justify their jobs.

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