It is no secret that the sequester is unpopular—and our findings reflect just that. A majority of voters support eliminating the sequester in some form. But while over 40% of voters, mostly Democrats and Independents, would like to see these across-the-board spending cuts lifted, no proposal for easing the sequester received majority support. Voters may have just as much trouble as Members of Congress in finding long-term solutions to sequestration.
- When presented with arguments for and against lifting sequestration caps, 73% of voters approved of lifting the sequestration in some form. * 43% of all voters say their view is closest to an argument for lifting sequestration altogether.
- 30% of voters backed a partial repeal of sequestration on the defense budget only, an option advocated by Senator John McCain and other Republicans.
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