Poll: GOPers The Only Group To Prefer Automatic Spending Cuts Over Tax Increases

December 9, 2013 3:35 a.m.

A poll released Sunday showed a majority of Americans are in favor of partially replacing the scheduled automated spending cuts with an increase of taxes and fees, while most Republicans take the opposite view.

According to the latest McClatchy-Marist Poll, Americans by a 52-41 percent margin support replacing some of the across-the-board cuts scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 15 with an increase of fees and taxes. Sixty-four percent of Democrats and 52 percent of indepedents share that position, placing GOP voters well outside the mainstream on the issue.

The poll found 55 percent of GOP voters preferring the automatic cuts, known as sequestration, while just 38 percent said they would rather raise taxes and fees.


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