Most of the people of the United States average blame the politicians in Congress over their failure to discuss how to cope with a large government budget deficits. Although less time was given over four months, Congress established a special committee still can not agree because it insists upon its own view.
View of some Americans that are summarized in the results of a poll conducted by Reuters / Ipsos, which was announced on November 22 local time. “The situation is only undermine the trust the American people, either to Congress, Washington [the government], and the political process,” said researchers from Ipsos poll, Julia Clark.
As many as 19 percent of respondents rated the failure in reaching an agreement super committee to find ways to overcome the deficit was due to the balanced composition of the team members from the two opposing camps. The committee consisted of six Democrats and six Republicans in Congress.
Formed in August, a special team is nicknamed “Super Committee” it still had a deadline until midnight Wednesday, November 23 local time. But on Monday, 21 November, they’ve stated it is difficult to agree and present a proposal in writing.
Poll by Reuters / Ipsos also showed that 22 percent of respondents also blamed politicians from both parties as well as President Barack Obama for the failure to agree a means to overcome the deficit. In addition, 35 percent of respondents admitted the failure of the super committee is concerned that it would cause U.S. economic downturn is getting worse.
The research also showed that 18 percent of respondents blamed the politicians of the Republican Party as the cause of failure. However, 13 percent blame Obama, and seven percent blamed Democrats for the failure.
Lasts for 21 to 22 November, the poll involving 1331 U.S. residents aged 18 years and over. They included 501 men and 608 Republican supporters of Democrats. Level margin of error of approximately less than 3.4 points.
When the special committee failed to agree, means the U.S. government getting ready to face massive budget cuts amounting to U.S. $ 1.2 trillion and automatically apply for ten years, as provided for legislation, which will begin in 2013.