TEA PARTY WINS… 57% of Americans OK With Government Shutdown If It Leads to Cuts
The Tea Party Wins!
57% of Americans say that it is OK to shut down government if it leads to more spending cuts.
A majority of voters are fine with a partial shutdown of the federal government if that’s what it takes to get deeper cuts in federal government spending.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think making deeper spending cuts in the federal budget for 2011 is more important than avoiding a partial government shutdown. Thirty-one percent (31% ) disagree and say avoiding a shutdown is more important. Twelve percent (12% ) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Republicans want to make more spending cuts in the current budget than Democrats do, but 36% of voters think it would be better to avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at a level most Democrats will agree to. Fifty-seven percent (57% ) would rather have a shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on deeper spending cuts.