Few Signs Yet That Sequestration Has Affected Average American

The sequestration that went into effect on March 1 does not appear to be a major issue for most Americans. At least, not according to the available evidence measuring public attitudes that I have seen.

We have tracked a set of two questions four times since March 1 — one asking if the sequestration has been a good thing or a bad thing for the country and another asking the same question about “you personally.” Both questions include the stated alternative: “…or don’t you know enough to say?”

There has been remarkably little change over time on these two questions. [cont.]

Frank Newport, Gallup

Recent polls: Federal budget