21 October, 2012
STAT OF THE WEEK
Public Concern: As the 'fiscal cliff' approaches at the end of the year, there are deep divisions over debt reduction.
Do you approve or disapprove the following debt-reduction proposals?
Raise tax rate on income over $250,000 disapprove = 29% approve = 64%
Limit tax deductions for large corporations disapprove = 34% approve = 58%
Reduce Medicare benefits for higher income seniors disapprove = 47% approve = 49%
Limit deduction for mortgage interest disapprove = 44% approve = 47%
Reduce military defense spending disapprove = 56% approve = 40%
Reduce federal funding for college student loans disapprove = 61% approve = 34%
Reduce federal funding for education disapprove = 75% approve 22%
Note: Not all answers are included
Source: Pew Research Center survey of 1,511 adults, including 1,201 registered voters, from Oct 4-7; margin of error plus or minus 2.9%