... foreign aid would be Nebraska and Social Security would be Texas and California combined. But don't tell Americans...

There are widespread misperceptions about the state of the federal budget.  A majority of voters incorrectly believes the federal government spends more on defense/foreign aid than it does on Medicare and Social Security (63%).  Also, a similar majority (60%) incorrectly believes problems with the federal budget can be fixed by just eliminating waste, fraud and abuse.  Voters do not casually agree with these untruths- at least 40% strongly agree.  Further, less than half (44%) believe Medicare and Social Security costs are a major source of problems for the federal budget (49% disagree).

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