Posted: Mar 2, 2010 8:42 AM
Updated: Mar 2, 2010 8:42 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new survey shows half of California voters prefer closing the state's projected $20 billion budget deficit through spending cuts rather than tax increases.
The Field Poll, which was released Tuesday, shows 29 percent favor an equal mix of cuts and tax hikes. Just 13 percent favor closing the gap solely or mostly through new taxes.
The poll also found that most voters believe fundamental changes to the state constitution would not be necessary if state lawmakers were more willing to compromise.
Voters backed up that sentiment by rejecting the idea of letting the Legislature pass budgets on a simple majority vote. Currently, a two-thirds majority is required.
The Field Poll surveyed 1,232 registered voters between Jan. 5 and Jan. 17. The margin of error was 2.9 percentage points.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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