Voters are looking for a deal to reduce the budget deficit that will include more spending cuts than tax hikes. They expect a deal that will offer the reverse. And, voters are confident that the tax hikes will be real but aren’t so sure about the spending cuts.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 68% of voters nationwide favor a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts to help reduce the federal budget deficit. Twenty-four percent (24%) want spending cuts only and 4% would prefer only tax hikes. (To see survey question wording, click here.)