Deficit Polls: Tax Increases vs Spending

More people support tax increases then the doctrinaire right-wing position favoring spending cuts during a weak economy.

Here’s Bruce Bartlett:

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Can/Should the Budget Deficit Be Reduced with Spending Cuts Alone or Should There Be Some Increase in Taxes?
Poll
Date
Some/All Taxes
No Taxes/
All Spending
9-16-11
74
21
9-14-11
48
38
8-26-11
69
29
8-10-11
66
33
8-10-11
63
36
8-9-11
68
29
8-4-11
63
34
8-2-11
60
40
7-26-11
68
19
7-25-11
56
34
7-21-11
64
34
7-19-11
66
32
7-19-11
62
27
7-18-11
69
28
7-14-11
67
25
7-13-11
73
20
6-9-11
61
37
6-9-11
59
26
5-13-11
64
33
5-12-11
61
27
4-29-11
76
20
4-25-11
62
33
4-22-11
66
19
4-20-11
62
36
3-15-11
67
31
12-12-10
62
36
11-26-10
65
33
Average
64.5
30
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