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    What if the President threw a Sequester hissy-fit, and no one cared?

    What if the President threw a Sequester hissy-fit, and no one cared?

    From a just released ABC/Washington Post poll, Most Back Cuts Overall – But Not to the Military:

    For all the dire warnings, most Americans welcome a five percent cut in overall federal spending this year. But the defense budget is another matter.

    The public by nearly 2-1, 61-33 percent, supports cutting the overall budget along the lines of the sequester that took effect last Friday. But by nearly an identical margin, Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose an eight percent across-the-board cut in military spending.

    See PDF with full results, charts and tables here.

    The best evidence this poll is bad news for Obama is the reaction:

    Why should we, the sequester cuts — other than the military — are working out fine so far, and there will be bipartisan agreement to give the military more flexibility.


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    I’d love to know how Brit Hume’s point polls: Do Americans think the Obama administration is trying to specifically find ways to hurt voters, so as to exxagerate the impact of the sequester on everyday people?

    Henry Hawkins | March 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Have we noticed how awkwardly ABC/WP headlines the results of this poll:

    “Most Back Cuts Overall – But Not to the Military”

    Isn’t that essentially the same as saying Americans support cuts only to entitlement spending?

    The headline ought to have read:

    “By 2:1 Americans Back Cuts To Entitlement Spending, Not To Military Spending”

    BannedbytheGuardian | March 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    There are 110,000 plus US Military personnel in Japan & South Korea. – much more than the total in Afghan actually fighting a war.

    The Duke of York

    He mhad 10,000 men

    He marched them up to the top of the hill

    And he marched them down again.

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