Saturday, June 20, 2009

52% want Barack to Reduce Deficit

CBS News/New York Times Poll. June 12-16, 2009. N=895 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

"So far, do you think Barack Obama's policies have made the economy better, made the economy worse, or haven't his policies had any effect on the economy yet?"

BetterWorseNo EffectUnsure
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6/12-16/09

3215485

"As you may know, the budget deficit is the shortfall when the amount of money the government spends is more than the amount of money it takes in. How much have you heard or read about the federal government's current budget deficit: a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?"

A LotSomeNot MuchNothing
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6/12-16/09

3836206

"Which comes closer to your own view? The federal government should spend money to stimulate the national economy, even if it means increasing the budget deficit, OR the federal government should NOT spend money to stimulate the national economy and should instead focus on reducing the budget deficit."

Stimulate
Economy
Reduce
Deficit
Unsure
%%%

6/12-16/09

41527

"So far, do you think the Obama Administration has developed a clear plan for dealing with the current budget deficit, or hasn't it developed one yet?"

Has a PlanDoesn't Have
a Plan Yet
Unsure
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6/12-16/09

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