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Friday, December 07, 2012

54% Put Economic Growth Ahead of Economic Fairness: Only 19% Want New Stimulus

By Susan Duclos

Via a few Rasmussen reports.

The first showing that 54 percent of likely voters favor economic growth rather than economic "fairness", with 37 percent caring more about fairness than growth.

 A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think economic growth is more important than economic fairness. Thirty-seven percent (37%) disagree and put economic fairness first.

The second report finds that only 19 percent of American likely voters that the $200 billion in spending to stimulate the economy that Obama has proposed is the correct way to grow the economy, 62 percent disagree.

President Obama is calling for $200 billion in economic stimulus spending in his proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” but few voters believe increased government spending will stimulate the economy. Most think tax cuts are the better way to go.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 19% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the government should increase federal spending to help stimulate the economy. Sixty-two percent (62%) oppose new spending as an economic stimulus. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided.

Other findings include 70 percent of likely voters prefer a free market government to a government-managed economy. Only 15 percent think a government-managed economy is better for America.

Also, 24 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of  socialism and 68 percent have a favorable opinion of capitalism.