Half Still Have No View on Effect of Sequestration

Americans’ views of the budget sequestration have changed little since the cuts went into effect more than a month ago, despite the increased discussion of the effect on government employees and the decisions on the part of some officials to voluntarily return part of their pay as a result. Currently, 49% of Americans do not know enough to say if the sequestration budget cuts have been good for the country, and 57% say the same about the effect on themselves personally — both little changed from a month ago. Of those with an opinion, more say the cuts have been bad rather than good. [cont.]

Frank Newport, Gallup