65% of American Voters Don’t Believe For a Second That Obama Will Cut Spending
Fools us once shame on you.
Fool us over and over for two and a half years shame on us.
65% of voters don’t expect government to cut spending before 2012.
President Obama is expected to lay out his long-term deficit-cutting plan in a speech to the nation tonight, but most voters feel the president and Republicans in Congress are unlikely to agree on major spending cuts before next year’s elections. They also aren’t confident either side will come up with a serious plan to begin with.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 31% think it is at least somewhat likely that the president and congressional Republicans will reach an agreement to significantly cut long-term government spending trends before the 2012 elections. That includes six percent (6%) who say it’s Very Likely. Sixty-five percent (65%) say the two sides are unlikely to reach such an agreement, with 21% who believe it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Sixty-one percent (61%) of the Political Class think an agreement is likely. Seventy-six percent (76%) of Mainstream voters disagree.
This is really no surprise.
Obama doesn’t exactly have a stellar record with cutting spending.