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What do Obama's voters think should be done?

A survey of 800 Obama voters, conducted last month by Benenson Strategy Group for the moderate Democratic think tank Third Way and shared first with POLITICO, finds that 96 percent believe the federal deficit is a problem and that 85 percent support increasing taxes on the wealthy.

Yet 41 percent who supported the Democratic incumbent want to get control of the deficit mostly by cutting spending, with only some tax increases, while another 41 percent want to solve it mostly with tax increases and only some spending cuts.

Just 5 percent of Obama supporters favor tax increases alone to solve the deficit, half the number who back an approach that relies entirely on spending cuts.

“News flash: Paul Krugman,” said Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, director of Third Way’s social policy and politics program, firing a rhetorical shot at the liberal Princeton economist who uses his New York Times column to agitate for more federal spending.

“They want him to take on and solve the big issues, but they want him to do it in a pragmatic way and they trust him to compromise,” added Hatalsky, who has written a memo analyzing the results.“He won not because he appealed to the ideological wings, but because he wooed voters in the middle.”

But remember PA lefties, taxes only are the way to go. Oh, wait. Not even Obama's voters believe that.
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