8 in 10 Americans say government spending out of control: Poll

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 09:30 hrs

A majority of Americans have said government spending is out of control, a new poll has found.

According to the Fox News Poll, eight in ten Americans, 83 percent, said that government spending is out of control, as compared to 11 percent who said that the spending was being managed carefully.

That's up from 78 percent who said so in 2010 and 62 percent in 2009.

The poll also found that almost all voters rate the nation's economy negatively.

Despite 60 percent of voters saying their paycheck is smaller this year because more taxes are being taken out, over half approve of the deal the president and Congress reached to avoid the fiscal cliff, 53 approve, 42 disapprove, the report said.

On the upcoming debt ceiling debate, most voters side with the position of some Republican lawmakers who said that Congress should only raise the debt limit after agreeing on major cuts (69 percent).

The president said it is Congress's duty to raise the debt ceiling without demanding spending cuts to do so, 23 percent agree with that position, the report added. (ANI)

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