The sense of Congress is that...

President Obama just doesn’t care about the deficit and the debt, based on his actions if not his words. That is why he proposed budgets with trillion-dollar deficits. His focus is on getting reelected, and he will let some future president worry about the deficit and the debt.

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46%

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48%

The minority position is that President Obama thinks the federal deficit are serious problems that he needs to address. That is why he is proposing to raise taxes on the wealthy. He knows we will never get the deficit under control until the wealthy pay their fair share.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, May 3-May 6, 2012, N=210, margin of error +/-6.76%