What America's Thinking: September 20, 2019
Poll: 62 percent of GOP voters identify as fiscally, socially conservative
A majority of Republican voters -- 62 percent -- identify as both fiscally and socially conservative, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll released on Friday.
The survey also found that 20 percent of likely Republican voters identified as fiscally conservative but socially liberal.
Another 9 percent identified as both fiscally and socially liberal.
The poll comes just two weeks after President Trump signed into law a comprehensive two-year budget deal that increases federal spending and lifts the nation's borrowing limit.
Though the agreement passed Congress with bipartisan support, it faced some pushback from some Republicans and conservative groups.
FreedomWorks, a D.C-based conservative and libertarian advocacy group, referred to the budget's passage in the Senate as "another dark day for fiscal conservatism and the future of our nation's fiscal sustainability."
The budget deal was passed in the Senate with 30 Republicans voting in favor of the agreement, while 23 voted against it.
The deal is expected to add $320 billion to the deficit over the next two years.
The White House, meanwhile, has projected that the federal deficit will surpass $1 trillion this year for the first time since the Great Recession.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 320 registered GOP voters between August 9 and August 10 with a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.