Most Republicans (78%) and voters not affiliated with either political party (62%) think it’s not likely spending will be cut by a trillion dollars over the next decade. Democrats are evenly divided. Fifty-one percent (51%) of Democrats believe Congress is likely to allow the automatic spending cuts across the board if a deal isn’t reached in time. Fifty-five percent (55%) of GOP voters and 50% of unaffiliateds believe it’s not likely these cuts will be permitted.
Most voters in all income ranges doubt the federal government will cut a trillion dollars in spending over the next 10 years.The majority of voters disapproves of the debt ceiling agreement reached by the president and Congress earlier this week and doubts it will actually significantly reduce government spending.