Poll: 71% Of Voters Think Gov't Spending Is Too High

Jillian Bandes
Posted: Sep 27, 2010 3:25 PM
The poll was taken by Public Notice and conducted by the Tarrance Group and Hart Research. The numbers are scary:
-- 71% of likely voters say government spending is too high; only 8% say it is too low.

-- The issue of government spending is important to voters of all political stripes: Republicans (87%); Independents (67%); and Democrats (42%).

-- Nearly two thirds (65%) named government spending among the most important issues to their vote; this finding reached across income levels, from voters making less than $30,000 (60%) to those making $100,000 or over (65%).

-- More than two thirds (68%) say government spending is a factor in their own financial situation.
House Democrats should take that into consideration when they're skirting a vote on the Bush tax cuts tonight... replacing it with something called a "Live Quorum."