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Voters Oppose a Business as Usual Debt Ceiling Hike

Posted on May 31, 2011 | Polling Analysis

This week the House of Representatives will consider President Obama’s request to raise the federal debt limit without any preconditions related to limiting spending. This policy, the so-called “clean” debt ceiling hike, is opposed by 9 in 10 voters.

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Voters Believe Too Many Government Regulations Threaten Economic Growth

Posted on May 25, 2011 | Polling Analysis

As pessimism over the economy and job creation rises, voters clearly see too many federal government regulations as more of an economic threat than too few. Voters believe burdensome government regulations stand in the way of lasting job growth, and this concern is likely to increase following actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board

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Voters Want Spending Cuts and Budget Reforms Tied to Debt Limit Increase

Posted on April 26, 2011 | Polling Analysis

President Obama’s request that Congress pass another increase in the federal debt limit and his argument that it should be a "clean" debt ceiling increase without preconditions limiting spending meets with overwhelming opposition from voters clearly frustrated by mounting federal debt. 

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Voters to Congress: Cut Federal Spending Now

Posted on March 9, 2011 | Polling Analysis

Most registered voters support efforts to cut federal spending now. They want those cuts to begin in this fiscal year and not wait until the next. 

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Independents Look For Tangible Results After State of the Union

Posted on January 27, 2011 | Focus Group

Voters had a mostly positive view of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, but his dial test approval tended to drop among Independents when he proposed additional Federal spending.

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Fiscal Issues Remain the Dominant Concern of Voters; Independents Prefer Conservative Policy Approaches on Spending, Energy, Education, and Health Care

Posted on January 20, 2011 | Polling Analysis

Independent voters, who drove the Republican wave in the 2010 election, continue to prefer conservative over liberal policies on fiscal issues, energy, education, and health care.

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