The Fiscal Facts of Life: Do Americans Understand Where Budget Deficits Come From?

… The latest YouGov survey suggests that expectations about future budget deficits under President Obama or President Romney were having a major impact on prospective voters’ choices even before Ryan joined the Republican ticket—and advantaging Romney. But those expectations seem to reflect a good deal of confusion, misconnection, and wishful thinking. [cont.]

Larry Bartels, Vanderbilt U.