Most people I talk to say that huge, substantive cuts in the federal budget are called for, and want to see them accomplished yesterday. Rasmussen reports:
Most voters don’t think President Obama’s proposed $3.7 trillion federal budget includes enough spending cuts, and despite House Republican plans to cut substantially more, a plurality of voters don’t think the GOP goes far enough either.
- Eighty-three percent (83%) of voters say they have been following recent news stories about the president’s 2012 budget which was made public on Monday; 43% say they have been following Very Closely.
- 55% of Likely U.S. Voters say, generally speaking, that the president’s budget proposal cuts government spending too little (including 79% of Republicans and 59% of unaffiliated voters).
- 40% of voters say, generally speaking, that the changes proposed by the GOP also cut government spending too little (including 51% of Republicans and 41% of unaffiliated voters).
- 46% of Democrats say the GOP wants to cut too much;
- 49% of Democrats think the president's planned cuts are about right.