Polls

12 Percent Say the Sequester Has Hurt Them in a "Major Way"

A little over half said it made no impact on their lives

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Just over half of U.S. voters now say the March 1 sequester cuts in federal government spending have had no impact on their lives.

Only 12% say the sequester cuts have had a major impact on them personally. Despite predictions that the sequester impact would grow over time, there's no indication of that happening yet. The number experiencing a major impact is basically unchanged from the weekend the sequester first took effect.. (To see survey question wording, click here.)