in that way, 55 percent of likely voters opted for a plan that would
slash $5 trillion in government spending, provide for no additional tax
revenue and balance the budget within 10 years — in essence, the path
recommended by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) last
This was almost twice as many voters as opted for a proposal
that would include $1 trillion in added tax revenue as well as $100
billion in infrastructure spending, and which would reduce the deficit
without eradicating it.
Only 28 percent of voters preferred this
option, which reflects the proposal put forth by Senate Budget Committee
Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) last week.
An even stronger
majority of respondents, 65 percent, said U.S. budget deficits should be
reduced mostly by cutting spending rather than by raising taxes. Just
24 percent said the budget should be balanced mostly by increasing
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