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Voters Still Want Budget Cuts, With An Eye on Entitlements

Voters agree the $4 trillion-plus the federal government now spends annually is too much and favor budget cuts, especially in entitlement programs. But most also consider it highly unlikely that spending cuts will occur.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think there is too much federal government spending. Only 10% say there’s too little, while 20% believe the level of spending is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 10-11, 2020 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 February 10-11, 2020 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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