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What to Cut - Defense? Entitlements?

Voters have long been fans of smaller government and less spending. But Republicans continue to be defensive about cuts in military funding, while Democrats remain loyal to entitlements.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of all Likely U.S. Voters think defense spending should be exempt from spending cuts. Slightly more (42%) say defense spending should remain on the table when it comes to budget cuts. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 28-March 1, 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 February 28-March 1, 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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