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Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

1.A/D BUSH HANDL DEFICIT

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President George Bush is handling the federal budget deficit?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

2.A/D DMCRT HANDL DEFCIT

2. Do you approve or disapprove the way Democrats in Congress are handling the federal budget deficit?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

3.DEFICIT:WHO TO BLAME?

3. Who would you say is more to blame for the large deficit, Bush or the Democrats in Congress?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

4.RAISE TAX=BAL DEFICIT?

4. Do you think it is necessary for the government to raise taxes in order to help balance the federal budget deficit, or not?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

5.AMT OF TAXES WASTED?

5. Out of every dollar the federal government collects in taxes, how many cents do you think are wasted? (ENTER NUMBER FROM 1 TO 99)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

6.HEAR/READ BUDGT NEGO?

6. Have you heard or read anything about budget negotiators for the Bush administration and congress agreeing on a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

7.APPROVE BUDGET PLAN?

7. Well, as you may know, negotiators for the administration and Congress have agreed on a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit over the next five years. The plan includes a combination of tax increases and spending cuts. Again, based on what y... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

8A.RAISE GAS/ENERGY TAX

8. The budget deficit reduction plan includes some higher taxes and some spending cuts in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. I'm going to mention some of them and, after each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove it: How about (READ ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

8B.RAISE CIG/ALCOHOL TAX

8. The budget deficit reduction plan includes some higher taxes and some spending cuts in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. I'm going to mention some of them and, after each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove it: How about (READ ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

8C.10% TX CAR,FUR,EQUIP

8. The budget deficit reduction plan includes some higher taxes and some spending cuts in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. I'm going to mention some of them and, after each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove it: How about (READ ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

8D.RAISE MEDICARE FEES

8. The budget deficit reduction plan includes some higher taxes and some spending cuts in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. I'm going to mention some of them and, after each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove it: How about (READ ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

8E.CUT MILITARY SPENDING

8. The budget deficit reduction plan includes some higher taxes and some spending cuts in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. I'm going to mention some of them and, after each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove it: How about (READ ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

8F.REDUCE SOCIAL PROG

8. The budget deficit reduction plan includes some higher taxes and some spending cuts in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. I'm going to mention some of them and, after each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove it: How about (READ ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

8G.CUT CIVIL SERV BENE

8. The budget deficit reduction plan includes some higher taxes and some spending cuts in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. I'm going to mention some of them and, after each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove it: How about (READ ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

8H.RAISE AMT INCOME TAXD

8. The budget deficit reduction plan includes some higher taxes and some spending cuts in order to reduce the federal budget deficit. I'm going to mention some of them and, after each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove it: How about (READ ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

10.SS BENE TAX S/B RAISD

10. The budget negotiators considered but did NOT include an increase in the amount of Social Security benefits which can be taxed. Do you think the amount of Social Security benefits subject to tax should have been increased or not? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

11.RATE REDUCTION PLAN

11. Based on what you have heard about the budget deficit reduction plan so far, how would you rate the deficit-reduction plan - excellent, good, not so good, or poor? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

12.BUSH OPN RE:REDUC PKG

12. Does the deficit-reduction package make you think more favorably of Bush, or less favorably, or doesn't it change your opinion much?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

13.DMCRT OPN RE:REDUC PK

13. Does the deficit-reduction package make you think more favorably of the Democrats in Congress, or less favorably, or doesn't it change your opinion much? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

14.WILL DEF PKG WORK?

14. Just your best guess - do you think the deficit-reduction package will work, or not?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

15.SRT OR LONG-TRM SOL?

15. Do you think of it as a short-term solution, or as a long-term solution?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

16.REDUC PLN V. AUTO CUT

16. Without the new budget deficit reduction plan, most federal agencies would have had their budgets automatically cut by one-third on Monday by law. Which would you have preferred - the plan negotiated by the White House and Congress, or the deep,... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

17.PARTY AFFILIATION

Now just a few more questions to help classify your answers. 17. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (READ LIST)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

18.RACE

18. Are you of Hispanic origin or background? (IF "YES," ASK:) Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic? (IF "NO," ASK:) Are you white, black, or some other race? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990.

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