A lot of folks don't think automatic spending cuts are such a bad thing.
A new Pew Research Center survey found "the public is not expressing a particular sense of urgency over the pending March 1 sequester deadline. With little more than a week to go, barely a quarter have heard a lot about the scheduled cuts, while about as many have heard nothing at all."
And, the poll found, 40 percent said it would be better to let the sequester go into effect, while 49 percent said the $85 billion in cuts should be delayed.
"Both Republicans and independents are divided evenly over which approach is better, and even among Democrats, roughly a third favor letting the sequester take effect over any delays," Pew found
The survey was conducted Feb. 13-18.