Newly released polling data shows that Americans are not happy with handouts to big corporations.
Rasmussen Reports released polling data on the issue, which showed only 20% of those surveyed want to keep the corporate gravy train going.
“Among a variety of size-of-government issues, voters most strongly support eliminating government subsidies to business,” Rasmussen said. “A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and the Woodford Foundation finds that 62% of Likely U.S. voters favor ending “corporate welfare,” and believe government should not give handouts to businesses. Only 20% disagree, while another 18% are not sure.”
The issue has been thrust into public debate because of ongoing controversy over subsidies for corporations and the fact that companies like Amazon avoids billions of dollars in taxes.
“A majority (54%) of voters also agree that taxes and government spending should be cut 50% or more. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and 14% are not sure,” Rasmussen said. “Far more Republicans (74%) than Democrats (40%) or unaffiliated voters (49%) favor such a proposal.”
Notably, this is one issue both Republicans and Democrats actually agree on.
“There is almost no partisan difference on this issue. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Republicans support ending ‘corporate welfare,’ as do 61% of both Democrats and voters not affiliated with either major party,” Rasmussen said.