Shown Budget Deficit, Bipartisan Majorities Agree on Steps to Cut It Deeply, Primarily by Raising Taxes on High Incomes

FOR RELEASE: August 1, 2019 CONTACT: Steven Kull, 202-232-7500, Skull@UMD.edu As Congress lifts the national debt ceiling, increasing the budget deficit, a unique survey has found that bipartisan majorities are ready to cut the deficit by $376 billion, primarily by raising taxes on high incomes. The survey participants—who were shown the current deficit, and given…

Large Bipartisan Majorities Favor Prohibiting President from Using Nuclear Weapons First Without Congressional Approval

Eight in Ten Support Nuclear Arms Control with Russia, Disagree with Trump Decision to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. A new in-depth survey on U.S. nuclear weapons policy finds that 68% of voters (including 59% of Republicans and 74% of Democrats), support Congressional legislation prohibiting the President from using nuclear weapons first without Congressional approval…

Two-Thirds Oppose US Withdrawal From Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, New Survey Finds

As the Trump administration has formally initiated the process of withdrawing from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, saying that Russia has persistently violated the Treaty, a just-completed survey of American voters finds that two thirds oppose taking this step, opting instead for staying within the Treaty and redoubling efforts to work with…