Rasmussenreports: 62% Like Tax Cuts Over More Government Spending

Poll released from Rasmussen
Sixty-two percent (62%) of Americans say it’s always better to cut taxes than increase government spending because taxpayers, not bureaucrats, are the best judges of how to spend their own money.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% of adults disagree, and 18% are not sure. The new findings mark a nine-point increase in support for taxpayers as the best judges of spending since January.

But then Americans by a two-to-one margin – 50% to 25% - believe that a dollar of tax cuts is always better than a dollar of public spending. One-in-four-Americans (25%), however, aren’t sure. Similarly, just 25% say public spending provides much more bang for the buck than tax cuts when it comes to economic policy and creating jobs. Fifty percent (50%) disagree that public spending is better for the economy than tax cuts. But again 26% are undecided.
Approval index at -8


President 2012...
LATEST POLL: Mitt Romney 30%, Mike Huckabee 22%, Sarah Palin 18%
Mitt Romney leads with 30 percent, and in a time of economic crisis, a preference for the entrepreneur is not surprising. Mike Huckabee is second with 22 percent, and that's about what one would expect. (Any chance he enjoys his Fox News show so much he decides not to run in 2012?) Sarah Palin comes in third with 18 percent; I'll be very surprised if she runs. Newt Gingrich is fourth with 15 percent and Bobby Jindal brings up the rear at 4 percent; due to the near-impossibility of managing both a national campaign and his gubernatorial duties and Louisianans' limited patience for a distracted chief executive, I don't think Jindal will run.