Americans predict sequester pain for U.S. economy, Post-Pew poll finds

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Poll Questions

Q: Did you follow news about automatic cuts to federal spending that will take effect next week, unless the president and Congress act very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely?

Q: How well do you feel you understand what would happen if automatic federal spending cuts take place next week?

Q: If automatic federal spending cuts take place, do you think they would have a major effect, a minor effect, or no effect on the U.S. economy?

Q: And would the effect on the U.S. economy be mostly positive or mostly negative? (Results based on all respondents)

Q: If automatic federal spending cuts take place, do you think they would have a major effect, a minor effect, or no effect on your own personal financial situation?

Q: If automatic federal spending cuts take place, do you think they would have a major effect, a minor effect, or no effect on the federal budget deficit?

Q: If automatic federal spending cuts take place, do you think they would have a major effect, a minor effect, or no effect on the U.S. Military?

Q: If an agreement to prevent automatic federal spending cuts is not reached before next week’s deadline, who do you think would be more to blame (Republicans in Congress) or (President Obama)?

 
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