Corrected Graph on Conservative Cuts


This morning I highlighted a chart from John Sides that contained a serious error. He now has a corrected version:

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The analytic point holds, however. Self-identified conservatives are against “spending” but oppose cuts in all categories of spending except foreign aid. And foreign aid, ironically, is one of the elements of spending that actually has a constituency among a certain swathe of conservative elites (Michael Gerson, etc.).