Elon Poll: 7 Of 10 NC Residents Concerned About Sequestration

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Elon, NC - A recent poll from Elon University indicates a majority of North Carolinians are worried about budget cuts from the sequestration.

The poll showed that seven out of 10 NC residents are "at least somewhat worried" about the budget cuts, according to an Elon University news release. 

Polling was conducted from February 24-28; 891 residents were called. 

Read: Full Results From Elon Poll Released March 1, 2013

Varying degrees of anxiety were expressed by different age groups. Older participants expressed more concern than younger people, even though Social Security or Medicare are not impacted by the cuts. 

Below are the results from Elon University: 

Forty-four percent of respondents 65 and older said they were very worried about across-the-board spending cuts, while only 32 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 30 said they were very worried. The survey found partisan differences in the level of concern over the automatic spending cuts. About 43 percent of Democrats said they were very worried compared to 34 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of Independents.

HOW WORRIED ARE YOU ABOUT THE CURRENT FEDERAL BUDGET CRISIS AND AUTOMATIC ACROSS-THE-BOARD SPENDING CUTS?
Very Worried: 36 percent
Somewhat Worried: 34 percent
Not Too Worried: 18 percent
Not at All Worried: 10 percent
Don't know: 2 percent 
 
WHO DESERVES MORE OF THE BLAME FOR THE CURRENT BUDGET CRISIS (CONGRESS/PRESIDENT)?
Congress: 54 percent
President: 22 percent
Both: 17 percent

WHO DESERVES MORE OF THE BLAME FOR THE CURRENT BUDGET CRISIS (REPUBLICANS/DEMOCRATS)?
Republicans: 34 percent
Democrats: 28 percent
Neither/Other: 32 percent

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