ConservativesAndSpending

John Sides's chart below used faulty data. The above chart uses the correct numbers. Sides:

The story changes with regard to two programs welfare and foreign aid both of which are far less popular than in the original graph. About 49% of conservatives want to cut or eliminate foreign aid; 35% want to cut or eliminate welfare. The other programs, however, are again quite popular. The average percentage of conservatives who want to increase spending is unchanged: about 54%.

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