Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Public Doesn't Like Trump's Budget Proposal
The charts above are from the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation survey. That survey was done between March 8th and 16th of a random national sample of 1,817 registered voters, with a margin of error of 2.3 points.
It shows the public disagrees with the budget proposed by Donald Trump. Trump wants a massive increase in defense spending, while the majority of voters would prefer the defense budget be cut substantially. Trump wants a big cut in funding for education, while most voters would keep that funding at current levels. Trump wants to slash funding for public housing, while the public would not cut that funding. Trump want to increase spending for Homeland Security (mostly to pay for his silly wall), while the public would prefer a small decrease in that department's spending. Trump also wants to cut funding for medical research and pollution control, while the public would rather keep the funding for both at current levels.
Trump's proposed budget is ridiculous -- and the public knows it.