Americans may want deﬁcit reduction, but their favorite solutions may involve a bitof magical thinking: they believe signiﬁcant deﬁcit reduction may only require cutsin areas they are willing to cut — like defense spending, and not in other areas –like entitlements and education — where they oppose spending cuts.In the latest
/YouGov Poll, twice as many would support reductions indefense spending in order to reduce the budget deﬁcit than would oppose such cuts.And a majority believes those cuts would be necessary to reduce the deﬁcit. Only27% think it would be possible to make big deﬁcit reductions without defense cuts.
Yes No Not sure27%51%22%
Do you think it is possible to make large reductions in thebudget deficit and NOT decrease defense spending?
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