A new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press confirms what we have been seeing and hearing across the country, support is increasing for decreasing the deficit.
According to the poll, 72% of Americans say that reducing the deficit should be a top priority for the President and Congress. That places the issue behind only the economy and jobs among a list of 21 topics tested and is a 19% increase from four years ago. No other issue saw that amount of growth in support.
The top issues are closely linked. Decisions regarding deficits and debt will impact the economy and therefore, jobs, and vice versa.
Other fiscal issues also ranked high in the survey. Strengthening Social Security’s finances ranked 5th while making Medicare financially sound and reducing health costs came in 7th and 8th respectively. Reforming the tax code placed 11th.
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