Bad Gallup News for Harry Reid

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

A new poll suggests, unsurprisingly, that Americans want to see spending cuts, which the majority leader in the Senate is standing firmly against at the moment: 

WASHINGTON – Americans by 2-to-1 want the White House and congressional Republicans to reach a compromise on the federal budget rather than stage a confrontation that shuts down the government, a Gallup Poll finds.

Yet there is wide public support for spending cuts that go beyond those President Obama is proposing, a finding that could embolden Republicans as the deadline to extend funding for the government approaches.

Although 25% of those surveyed say Republican-proposed cuts go too far, twice as many say that Obama’s cuts don’t go far enough. In fact, nearly one in four say even the deeper GOP cuts aren’t sufficient.