Do you think the state's 5 billion budget deficit should be balanced primarily through a reduction in services or through a combination of tax increases and service reductions?
|Primarily service reductions||27%|
|Tax increases and service reductions||63%|
Source: Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, 548 Minnesota adults, May 6-9. Sampling error +/-5.7 percentage points.
|Reducing spending on mass transit||48%|
|Reducing aid to colleges and universities||15|
|Reducing aid to cities and counties||13|
|Reducing health care assistance for lower income people, the elderly and disabled||8|
|None of these are acceptable (volunteered)||13|
|Raising Minnesota income taxes for high earners||39%|
|Raising taxes on liquor and cigarettes||37|
|Increasing user fees for some government services||12|
|Increasing the sales tax||7|
|None of these are acceptable (volunteered)||5|
|Controlling government costs||39|
Source: Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, 806 Minnesota adults, May 2-5. Sampling error +/-4.7 percentage points.
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