A new poll suggests that most voters would rather politicians cut spending than raise taxes.
The Center Square Voters’ Voice Poll posed the question: “Right now, the federal government spends more money than it takes in. Which of the following, in your view, is the best solution?”
Sixty-seven percent of voters said lawmakers should cut spending, while only 15% said they should raise taxes. Three-quarters of these voters agreed that the US should cut services for people in the US illegally, and a little over half would cut diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, while a third would favor a cut in environmental protections.
David Byler, Chief of Research at Noble Predictive Insights, summarized the findings by saying, “American citizens tend to think that the government should spend money on American citizens.” He noted that this could mean support for foreign aid or undocumented migrants is falling.