The sense of Congress is that...

Congress needs to take a balanced approach to our debt problem by cutting spending and by asking the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations to pay their fair share, giving up tax breaks and special deductions.

235

54%

200

46%

The minority position is that our debt problem is caused by spending too much, not by taxing too little. Raising taxes during a weak economy would lead to even fewer jobs than we have now. We have got to stop spending money we don't have.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, August 28-August 31, 2011, N=333, margin of error +/-5.37%