“Polls repeatedly show that while Americans want to cut government spending in the abstract, they oppose nearly all the specific cuts needed to actually balance the budget. . . . If the months of Washington gridlock were not evidence enough, the survey respondents’ failure to agree on what should be cut indicates that balancing the federal budget will be difficult. But the poll shows that few Americans are prepared to make those choices.”
via ‘Wasteful Spending’ Poll: Few Agree On What Government Waste Is, Most Want To Cut It.