Despite Polarization, Broad Support for Balanced Approach in Budget Debate

… Although Republican voters disagree with Democratic and independent voters that government should do more to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor, the 2012 post-election American Values Survey conducted by Public Religion Research Institute finds that there is widespread agreement on strategies to address the budget deficit.

Seventy-one percent of voters, including majorities of Republicans (52 percent), Democrats (83 percent) and independents (78 percent), favor a combination of cutting major programs and increasing taxes. [cont.]

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