This is a PEW poll. Do not accept it.
I am tired of looking at polls and more than tired of politicians who use them as a voting guide. Perhaps if we had firm term limits that would not be the case. I can just imagine the question here: Do you favor budget cuts if those cuts meant a reduction in your police and fire protection, a decrease in our military, less social security then you now get, double class sizes...on and on.
A question like do you favor cuts in spending if no cuts meant you will get no benefits in ten years.