Poll: Just 29% support automatic cuts in debt deal

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 29% favor automatic spending cuts, including cuts from defense spending and Medicare, if Congress doesn’t reduce spending by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. Fifty-two percent (52%) oppose these automatic spending cuts. Another 19% are undecided.

Most voters nationwide disapprove of the debt ceiling agreement reached by the president and Congress earlier this week. Most voters also say it’s unlikely the deal will lead to significant reductions in spending and 40% recognize that spending will still increase over the next few years.