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December 23, 2013


Backlash Against Cutting Unemployment Benefits

New Public Policy Polling surveys in 4 key swing Congressional districts (CA-31, CO-6, IL-13 and MI-1), as well as Speaker John Boehner's home district, "find overwhelming bipartisan opposition to cutting off extended unemployment benefits at the end of this year. Voters say they would be inclined to punish their already vulnerable representatives at the polls next year if they vote to cut off benefits."

Key finding: "Anywhere from 63-68% of voters in the five districts support continuing unemployment benefits with only 28-34% OK with cutting them...This is a rare issue in this polarized political climate where we find agreement across party lines."












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