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Majority Not Concerned About Sequestration Cuts

Posted May 07, 2013 at 8:10 AM by Maurice Berger

According to Gallup, "a majority of Americans still don't know enough to say whether the federal budget sequestration cuts are a good thing or a bad thing for the country -- as has generally been the case since they went into effect. But of those who do who have an opinion, more continue to say sequestration is a bad thing, rather than a good thing." Here is Gallup's chart. 

Majority Disapprove Of GOP Medicare Plan

Posted Jun 09, 2011 at 9:14 PM by Maurice Berger

A CNN/Opinion Research poll reports that 58% of Americans oppose GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare overhaul proposal; just 35% support it. Significantly, 54% of conservatives also oppose the plan. Republicans are split, with 50% opposing and 48% supporting.

Republican Budget Plan Unpopular

Posted Apr 25, 2011 at 1:52 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a new Democracy Corps poll, the Republican plan to reduce the deficit is supported by 48% of respondents, "but when voters learn almost anything about it, they turn sharply and intensely against it . . . When the budget is described -- using as much of Paul Ryan's description as possible -- support collapses to 36% with just 19% strongly supporting the plan. The facts in the budget lose people almost immediately -- dropping 12 points. Putting the spotlight on this budget is damning. A large majority of 56% oppose it, 42% strongly. The impact is much stronger with seniors where support erodes from 48% to just 32%, with 57% opposed. Support with independents drops from 55% to 43%."