Rasmussen: Public says neither Obama, nor GOP cutting spending enough 

A clear majority of Americans say neither President Obama, nor House Republicans, are cutting enough from the federal budget, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.

"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters say, generally speaking, that the president’s budget proposal cuts government spending too little," Rasmussen said. "Ten percent say it cuts too much, while 26% say his budget cuts about the right amount."

But House Republicans shouldn't get cocky because Rasmussen found that 40 percent of his respondents say the GOPers aren't cutting spending enough, either.

"Twenty-eight percent say Republicans want to cut too much, while 18% think their planned budget cuts are about right. Fourteen percent are not sure," according to Rasmussen.

And moderate Republicans in Congress facing 2012 re-election campaigns might want to contemplate carefully another finding from Rasmussen.

"Republican voters are even more critical of the legislators from their own party. Fifty-one percent of Republicans say the changes proposed by congressional Republicans cut too little," Rasmussen said.

Senators Lugar, Brown, Collins and Snowe, are you listening?

For more from Rasmussen, go here.

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