UTICA, N.Y. – Nine out of 10 voters believe it is important for the federal government to act to reduce our nation’s long-term debt, according to a new IBOPE Zogby Interactive poll. Nearly everyone responding to the survey favored reducing government expenditures as part of the plan. Only three percent believe that the deficit should be reduced solely through increased revenues.
Sixty percent agreed to defense spending cuts, 62 percent called for reductions in discretionary spending outside of defense and entitlement programs and 85 percent called for closing tax loopholes.
However, 67 percent disagree with a proposal to reduce cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security and 70 percent disagree with reducing Medicare and Medicaid payments to doctors.
The survey of 2,132 likely voters was conducted from July 8-11.
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