Poll: Pentagon Should Bear Most Deficit Cuts

February 25, 2013 9:18 PM
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The majority of American voters say cutting national debt should come more at the expense of military spending not less from social programs, according to a poll from The Hill released on Monday.

Though respondents said that both domestic and military programs could stand to be reduced, military programs deserved to be cut at a greater percentage.

“Forty-nine percent of respondents said they would support cutting military spending, while just 23 percent said they would support slashing Social Security and Medicare. An overwhelming majority, 69 percent, said they would oppose cuts to social programs,” reported The Hill.

The findings come ahead of the Friday deadline for sequestration cuts that would reduce the military’s budget by 10 percent within the current fiscal year.

The poll was conducted on Feb. 21 from a sample of 1,000 likely voters.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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