Spanish Government Has Backing for Austerity Cuts, El Pais Says

The Spanish government’s austerity measures are supported by 53 percent of the population, according to a poll by Metroscopia for newspaper El Pais.

Thirty-five percent of the people that participated opposed the spending cuts, according to the survey. The Metroscopia poll of 1,000 people was carried out Jan. 4-5 and has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points, the newspaper said.

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