The sense of Congress is that...

Cutting the defense budget is a mistake. Providing a strong national defense is the most important function of the federal government, and we need to be sure our military has all the resources it needs in a dangerous world.

187

43%

248

57%

The minority position is that cutting the defense budget along with domestic spending is necessary given our debt crisis. There is wasteful spending in the military, and it is time to cut back our military presence overseas.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, October 30-November 2, 2011, N=340, margin of error +/-5.31%