Americans are increasingly in favor of the sequester, even as opponents still outnumber supporters.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 43 percent of Americans now approve of the across-the-board spending cuts that took effect earlier this year, after Congress was unable to reach a deal to find other areas to cut. Another 50 percent of Americans disapprove.
In May, as the spending cuts were taking effect, just 35 percent of Americans approved of the sequester, while 56 percent disapproved.
Over that span, the percentage of people who "strongly disapprove" of the sequester has dropped from 39 percent to 30 percent. They still outnumber the 19 percent who "strongly support" the sequester.
Despite warnings from the White House and the Defense Department that the sequester would severely damage the economy and America's military, polling suggests Americans have yet to see major effects in their lives.