Despite all of the scare tactics and fearmongering from President Barack Obama in the days leading up to the sequester — $44 billion in spending cuts in the current fiscal year — a majority of Americans say that the sequester as had no impact on their lives, according to new numbers from Rasmussen:
Only 12% say the sequester cuts have had a major impact on them personally. Despite predictions that the sequester impact would grow over time, there’s no indication of that happening yet. The number experiencing a major impact is basically unchanged from the weekend the sequester first took effect. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey now finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters say they have experienced no impact of all in their personal lives from the sequester. That’s up seven points from the beginning of the month. Thirty percent (30%) say they have experienced a minor impact.