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>Associated Press-CNBC Poll : Americans prefer cutting federal services to raising taxes by nearly 2-1

>Associated Press-CNBC Poll : Americans prefer cutting federal services to raising taxes by nearly 2-1

AP-CNBC Poll: Cut services to balance the budget

WASHINGTON (AP) – To ease surging budget deficits, Americans prefer cutting federal services to raising taxes by nearly 2-1 in a new poll. Yet there is little consensus on specific, meaningful steps – and a wariness about touching two gargantuan programs, Social Security and Medicare.

An Associated Press-CNBC Poll showed widespread anxiety about budget shortfalls exceeding $1 trillion a year. Eighty-five percent worry that growing red ink will harm future generations – the strongest expression of concern since AP polls began asking the question in 2008. Fifty-six percent think the shortfalls will spark a major economic crisis in the coming decade.

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