Stopping runaway defense spending is also popular.
Among a variety of size-of-government issues, voters most strongly support eliminating government subsidies to business.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and the Woodford Foundation finds that 62% of Likely U.S. voters favor ending “corporate welfare,” and believe government should not give handouts to businesses. Only 20% disagree, while another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
There is almost no partisan difference on this issue. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Republicans support ending “corporate welfare,” as do 61% of both Democrats and voters not affiliated with either major party.
A majority (54%) of voters also agree that taxes and government spending should be cut 50% or more. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and 14% are not sure. Far more Republicans (74%) than Democrats (40%) or unaffiliated voters (49%) favor such a proposal.
The survey of 1,032 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on August 30-31, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.