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									Americans are evenly divided on whether tax cuts or reducing the federal deficit is a better way to stimulate the economy, bu

Which do you think is more effective in stimulating the nation's economy: An economic agenda focused on returning money

                                                                                   Which do you think is more effective in stimulating t
Source: Los Angeles Times 1/05                                                     focused on returning money to taxpayers through tax
                                                                                   reducing the federal deficit and paying down the nati
Tax cuts            46
                    45
Reducing deficit, paying debt
Don't know           9
                                                                                      Reducing deficit,
                                                                                        paying debt
Survey Organization: Los Angeles Times                                                     45%
Sample: 1,033 adults
Methodology: Telephone interview conducted Jan. 15-17, 2005
Note: Percentages may not add to 100 percent because of rounding

All in all, which do you think should be the higher priority right now -- cutting taxes or reducing the federal budget deficit?

Source: Pew Research Center 12/04

Cutting taxes      32                                                              Source: Los Angeles Times 1/05
                   61
Reducing the federal budget deficit
Neither             1
Don't know/Refused 6

Survey Organization: Princeton Survey Research Associates International             All in all, which do you think should be the higher priority
                                                                                    federal budget deficit?
Sponsored by Pew Research Center
Sample: 2,000 adults
Methodology: Telephone interview conducted Dec. 1-16, 2004
Note: Percentages may not add to 100 percent because of rounding

                                                                                        Reducing the
                                                                                       federal budget
                                                                                           deficit
                                                                                            61%




                                                                                   Source: Pew Research Center 12/04
way to stimulate the economy, but most say the deficit should be a higher priority

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 think is more effective in stimulating the nation's economy: An economic agenda
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ederal deficit and paying down the national debt ?




                                                            Don't know
                                                               9%




ing the federal budget deficit?

                                                    Tax cuts
                                                      46%

ngeles Times 1/05




h do you think should be the higher priority right now -- cutting taxes or reducing the




                                                            Neither
                                                              1%
                                                                  Don't
                                                               know/Refused
                                                                   6%




                                                      Cutting taxes
                                                           32%


Research Center 12/04
ucing the federal deficit and paying down the national debt?
Do you think Congress should or should not pass a tax cut as a way to help stimulate the US (United States) economy?

                                                         A majority of Americans support tax cuts as a way to stimulate the econom

                                                                                       Do you think Congress should or should not pass a tax cut as a way t
                                                                                       States) economy?
Source: NBC News / Wall Street Journal 1/08

Should pass             5
                a tax cut 9
Should not pass         26
                    a tax cut
Depends [vol.]            7
                                                                                                                  Should pass       a
Not sure                  8
                                                                                                                       tax cut
                                                                                                                        59%

Survey Organization: Hart and McInturff Research Companies
Sponsored by NBC News and Wall Street Journal
Sample: 1,008 adults
Methodology: Telephone interview conducted Jan. 20-22, 2008
Note: Percentages may not add to 100 percent because of rounding




                                                                                        Note: Percentages may not add to 100 percent because of rounding
                                                                                        Source: NBC News / Wall Street Journal 1/08
Which do you think is more effective in stimulating the nation's economy: an economic agenda focused on returning money to taxpayers through tax cuts, or a

Source: Los Angeles Times / Bloomberg 1/07

Tax cuts                  42                                                           Which do you think is more effective in stimulating the nation's econo
Reducing deficit, paying debt
                          46                                                           on returning money to taxpayers through tax cuts, or an economic ag
Don't know                12                                                           federal deficit and paying down the national debt?



Survey Organization: Los Angeles Times
Sponsored by Bloomberg
Sample: 1,344 adults
Methodology: Telephone interview conducted Jan. 13-16, 2007
Note: Percentages may not add to 100 percent because of rounding

                                                                                                               Tax cuts 42%




                                                                                       Note: Percentages may not add to 100 percent because of rounding
                                                                                       Source: Los Angeles Times / Bloomberg 1/07
s a way to stimulate the economy, but are divided when asked to choose whether cutting taxes or reducing the deficit would be mo

ould or should not pass a tax cut as a way to help stimulate the US (United




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                            Should not pass
                               a tax cut
                                 26%




                                           Depends [vol.]
                                               7%
                      Not sure 8%
t add to 100 percent because of rounding
Street Journal 1/08
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 ayers through tax cuts, or an economic agenda focused on reducing the
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reducing the deficit would be more effective

								
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