Three in four voters support “across the board” spending cuts

Three in four voters want to “cut government spending across the board,” but 59 percent oppose making significant cuts to the defense budget and 46 percent support ending foreign aid.

The slightest majority backs reducing Social Security and Medicare benefits for seniors that have higher incomes, but 64 percent oppose raising the retirement age to begin collecting Social Security benefits.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Thomas

    Does it really matter what the voter want? Or does it only matter what the ALL KNOWING LEADERS desire?

    Just remember any spending cuts, would CUT THE POWER of our ALL KNOWING LEADERS, and they would not allow this. Remember this nation is not a Democacy, by a Tyranny!

    • Rob

      I’m not sure i agree. I think what the taxpayers want, despite what they might say to pollsters, is lots of spending paid for by other people.

      The politicians are just catering to that.

      • RCND

        The want all the spending cut that they don’t think they benefit from

        • Rob

          Exactly. Everybody wants an ox gored. They just don’t want it to be their ox.