From a just released ABC/Washington Post poll, Most Back Cuts Overall – But Not to the Military:
For all the dire warnings, most Americans welcome a five percent cut in overall federal spending this year. But the defense budget is another matter.
The public by nearly 2-1, 61-33 percent, supports cutting the overall budget along the lines of the sequester that took effect last Friday. But by nearly an identical margin, Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose an eight percent across-the-board cut in military spending.
2-1 support sequester cuts save defense. Has Obama made biggest political miscalculation in years? abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics…
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 6, 2013
The best evidence this poll is bad news for Obama is the reaction:
If spending cuts are so popular, as Rs are claiming today, why won’t they propose specific cuts to avert the sequester?
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) March 6, 2013
Why should we, the sequester cuts — other than the military — are working out fine so far, and there will be bipartisan agreement to give the military more flexibility.DONATE
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