Gallup: How should we solve the deficit problem

The entire Gallup survey available here is interesting, but most people think that the deficit is due to spending and that there seems to be a lot more political support for cutting spending than there is for raising taxes. Unlike the newest WSJ/NBC poll, another question shows that only 19 percent favor increasing the debt limit, with 47 percent saying no. The WSJ/NBC poll shows a dramatically different result for June: Do not raise 42%, Should be raised 46%. Part of the difference between the two surveys may be that Gallup survey was done in May and the WSJ/NBC was done in June, but it can't explain all of the difference.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alas, the problem is that the public is sympathetic to spending cuts only in concept.

When those cuts might influence them personally, they pretty much oppose them: "As a patriotic American Citizen, I'm 100% in favor of spending cuts. But as a farmer, I'm 100% against ending farm subsidies."


6/17/2011 12:17 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

Markie Marxist sez: "Does America have a 100% tax rate for everyone? No. So, people aren't paying enough in taxes. That's why we have a deficit. It's just common communist sense. We have to raise taxes. It's the only sensible approach to solving the deficit problem."
(Note to self: Encourage White House and Congress to spend more money.)

6/17/2011 3:12 PM  

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