Austerity or Stimulus? Americans Want BOTH, Survey Says | Daily Ticker - Yahoo! Finance Here are some of the findings of the survey, courtesy of Politico's Morning Money: •81% of respondents say the national debt is a major problem that must be addressed now. •86% of respondents agree reducing the deficit would help the economy. •87% of respondents believe that to solve the long-term debt problem, Republicans will have to agree to some tax increases and Democrats will have to agree to some spending cuts.. •53% of respondents would be more likely to support a candidate for Congress if they knew that the candidate supported a bipartisan agreement that included both spending cuts and tax increases. •76% of middle class voters believe that the middle class should contribute to the solution.