CNN: Poll: Americans Oppose Defense Budget Increases
The president reportedly proposes to cut the Coast Guard, however, by $1.3 billion.
A majority of Americans oppose President Donald Trump's proposed budget increases to the Department of Defense at the cost of other departments, a new poll finds.
A CNN/ORC poll out Wednesday finds 58 percent of respondents oppose the administration's plan to increase military spending by cutting funding for the State Department and other agencies.
The proposal to cut State funding was met with immediate criticism from Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, John McCain and Lindsey Graham.
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Update: CNN/ORC poll: Most back boost in infrastructure spending, oppose growing military budget (CNN).
WNU Editor: A Gallup poll says otherwise .... New Poll Shows Americans Think Defense Spending Too Low, Military Too Weak (Daily Signal). More here .... 1 in 3 Americans Say US Spends Too Little on Defense (Gallup)