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76 Percent Favor 'Cutting Government Spending Across the Board'

10:31 AM, Dec 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A new poll conducted by Politico/GWU/Battleground finds that 76 percent of Americans favor "Cutting government spending across the board."

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Fifty-nine percent of Americans registered to vote strongly favor the "across the board" cuts and 17 percent "somewhat" favor the cuts. Only 13 percent strongly oppose "across the board" spending cuts, and 10 percent "somewhat" oppose the cuts. Two percent are unsure.

Sixty-five percent of Americans registered to vote are in favor of greater taxes on corporations, while 33 percent are against them. And only 29 percent favor taxing "small businesses that earn more than $250,000, while 69 percent are against these sorts of taxes.

Additionally, the poll finds, only 37 percent favor "Making significant cuts to the budget of the Defense Department, while 59 percent are against such cuts.

Twenty-three percent of Americans registered to vote believe the "most important problem" facing America is "Government spending and the budget deficit." Twenty-percent selected "the economy." 

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