Saturday, March 07, 2009

MacIver Institute launches new blog

Fred Dooley just put the first post up at the MacIver Institute's new blog on their recent poll data on state spending:

The poll was conducted from a survey of 500 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 4.38% the subject was the State of Wisconsin Budget.

The public by 35% blames the current economy on the State's budget problems.

83% of those polled are very clear in the fact that the first thing Governor Doyle should do to combat the budget shortfall is to cut spending.

15% of those polled believe that the Governor should raise taxes and cut spending only as a last resort.

78% of respondents expressed strong opposition to Governor Doyle's planned tax increases.

Similarly, 72% were opposed to the Governor's current solution of $10 in new taxes for every $1 in spending cuts (21% did support that approach).