62% Think Government Should Cut Spending to Help Economy

Most voters still see less government spending as good for the economy.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the government should cut spending in reaction to the nation’s economic problems. But that’s down from 65% last month and the lowest level of support for reduced spending since last August. Still, voters aren’t enthusiastic about more government spending: Just 23% think the government should spend more in response to the struggling economy. That’s consistent with regular surveys for more than a year now. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure which is a better option.

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