Voters Choose Growth Over Austerity
A post-election poll of voters by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, commissioned by the Economic Media Project of the Roosevelt Institute, found support for policies they believe will promote growth rather than austerity and that are relevant to the upcoming political battle over the so-called fiscal cliff:
They want the sequester postponed and strongly prefer bold, new long-term public investment in education, infrastructure, clean energy, and research and development to get the economy moving and thereby reduce the deficit. They want cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security off the table in any deal on deficit reduction. Two-thirds want to raise the minimum wage and increase the tax rate on upper income individuals/families.
The poll was conducted on November 6 and 7, 2012, and 811 2012 voters were polled. Full questionnaire and results can be found here: http://bit.ly/T28jJr
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