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Final Note

Poll respondents tricked by Panetta-Burns plan

Kai Ryssdal Dec 4, 2012
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Final Note

Poll respondents tricked by Panetta-Burns plan

Kai Ryssdal Dec 4, 2012
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This final note today. Returning to where we started — a test, of sorts, to see how closely you’re paying attention to the fiscal cliff debate.

There’s a survey out today from Public Policy Polling. People were asked what they thought about various deficit reduction plans. Simpson-Bowles did pretty well. It’s the baseline budget proposal a lot of Washington is talking a lot about. Thirty-nine percent of Americans had an opinion about it.

Twenty-five percent of us have heard of the Panetta-Burns deficit plan — which is the really amazing number…since it’s not real.

Pollsters just threw it in there to see what would happen.

Gotta stay on your toes, gang.

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