Most Voters Believe that Democrats in Congress Want to Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of Likely Voters believe Congressional Democrats want to increase government spending. Only 16% believe the party wants to cut spending.
On the tax front, 59% believe that most Democrats in Congress want to increase taxes. Only 17% hold the opposite view.
As for Republicans, 51% say that most Republicans want to cut government spending and 50% say they want to cut taxes. Twenty-seven percent (27%) believe GOP legislators want to increase spending and 25% believe they want to increase taxes.
Sixty percent (60%) believe that tax cuts are good for the economy while 56% say tax hikes will hurt the economy.
Fifty-six percent (56%) believe that additional government spending will hurt the economy and 50% believe that spending cuts will help.