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Republicans Support Government Cuts—But Not Military

Following a new CBO report on President Trump’s federal budget proposal, most voters still support thoughtful spending cuts in every area of the federal government, but differ across partisan lines over proposals to leave some cuts off the table.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe thoughtful spending cuts should be considered in every program of the federal government. Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree, while another 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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