Most Voters Continue To Say No to Higher Taxes, More Government Spending

Rasmussen Reports

Voters continue to believe that raising taxes and increasing government spending will dig our economy deeper in a hole, and they don’t see things getting any better under the Obama administration.  

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, conducted after last week’s elections, finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters say tax increases will hurt the economy.  Just 18% feel increasing taxes will help our economy, while 14% say it will have no impact. These findings show little change since early April of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Similarly, a solid majority (58%) believe increases in government spending will hurt the country fiscally, while only 24% feel it will help.  Ten percent (10%) say more government spending will have no impact.  These findings, too, show little change since June 2009.

Given this information, the bad news for the president is that 64% of voters think under the Obama administration, government spending will go up.  Only seven percent (7%) think it will go down, and another 26% say it will stay the same.

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