Mini Poll: Federal Shutdown or NFL Lockout?


Do you think the budget proposals being made by President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress go too far in cutting federal spending, are about right, or do not go far enough in cutting federal spending?


Too far:
 8%
About right:
 17%
Not far enough:
 75%

 


Do you think the budget proposals being made by the Republicans in Congress go too far in cutting federal spending, are about right, or do not go far enough in cutting federal spending?


Too far:
 28%
About right:
 28%
Not far enough:
 44%

 


If the federal government shuts down because Republicans and the Obama administration can't agree on a budget, who do you think would be more to blame: Republicans or the Obama administration?


Republicans:
 25%
Obama administration:
 18%
Both equally:
 57%

 


Which of the following would have a bigger effect in your quality of life, a shutdown of non-essential federal government services until a new Federal budget is adopted or a suspension of the football season until a new National Football League collective bargaining agreement is adopted?


Feds:
 75%
Football:
 25%

 


If you had to choose just one, which of the following would you be most willing to do in order to reduce Missouri’s budget deficit: increase taxes, decrease benefits of public employees, decrease funding for roads and public transportation, or decrease funding for education?


Increase taxes:
 23%
Decrease benefits:
 25%
Decrease funding for transportation:
 47%
Decrease funding for education:
 3%
I do not believe Missouri has a budget deficit:
 2%

 


One way the legislature in Wisconsin is seeking to reduce its budget deficit is by passing a bill that would take away some of the collective bargaining rights of most public employee unions. Would you favor or oppose such a bill in Missouri?


Favor:
 71%
Oppose:
 29%

 


Would you favor or oppose legislation that would reduce the size of the Missouri General Assembly?


Favor:
 79%
Oppose:
 21%

 


Would you favor or oppose legislation that would return control of the St. Louis police department to the City?


Favor:
 39%
Oppose:
 61%

 


Would you be more likely to favor or oppose legislation that would return control of the St. Louis police department to the City, if voters agreed to reduce the size of the Board of Aldermen?


Favor:
 93%
Oppose:
 7%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.