Fewer concerned about deficit

The PEW Research Center for People and the Press found in a recent poll that a significantly smaller percentage of Americans cite “reducing the budget deficit” as a top policy priority. Rather, strengthening the economy and improving the job situation are cited as the top two priorities. PEW summarizes their findings this way:deficit - Goverment Debt Meter Showing Nation Owing Billions

“For the first time since Barack Obama took office in 2009, deficit reduction has slipped as a policy priority among the public. Overall, 63% say reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority for Congress and the president this year, down from 72% a year ago. Most of the decline has come among Democrats: Only about half of Democrats – 49% – view deficit reduction as a top priority, down 18 points since last January.”

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