The sense of Congress is that...

Spending cuts are necessary to get government spending back to a level we can afford and produce a better environment for creating private sector jobs. While there may be disagreements about particular programs that should be scaled back, we have to stop bankrupting our country and mortgaging our children's future.

128

29%

307

71%

The minority position is that the spending cuts in the Republican budget are too severe and go too far. These proposed cuts will destroy American jobs and hurt middle-class families, young adults, seniors, and veterans. We can't win the future if we don't invest to meet our needs.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, March 1-March 3, 2011, N=370, margin of error +/-5.06%