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Poll: 45 Percent Say Spending Cuts Alone Are the “Best Way” to Reduce the Deficit

jgraham887 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 2:21 PM
Without a change in direction we will never see a deficit of less than 1 trillion dollars.

So how do Americans want to reduce the federal deficit? Well, according to a new Rasmussen poll, nearly half of the U.S. likely voters surveyed say cutting spending -- and not raising taxes -- is the “best” approach:

A plurality of voters continues to believe spending cuts alone are the best way to reduce the federal deficit. But even among those who favor a “balanced approach” of tax hikes and spending cuts instead, half want more emphasis on spending cuts.

Forty-five percent (45%) of Likely U.S. Voters think, generally speaking, that the long-term federal budget deficit should be...