A national survey conducted by the University of Connecticut finds support for a combination of spending cuts and tax increases to deal with the federal deficit, while respondents also are wary of tax increases.
UConn-Hartford Courant Poll Director Jennifer Necci Dineen says 49 percent of people favored a combination of spending cuts and tax increases.
Forty percent favored balancing the budget entirely with taxes. Only three percent want to balance the federal budget entirely with tax increases.
“Of the people who said a combination, more are likely to favor a spending cut-heavy combination, than a tax increase-heavy combination,” Necci Dineen said.
Necci Dineen says a significant percentage of people acknowledge that tax increases will have to be a part of federal budget-balancing efforts.
“Nobody likes taxes, but many Americans express the understanding that that is going to be part of the solution,” Necci Dineen said.