My guess; Democrats have been so horrible framing the issues, that voters don't even know they're on the public's side on the topic below.
Here's how the numbers shake out in percentages in the recent Marquette University Law School:
-Cut defense: 53 yes; 42 no
-Tax increase across all income levels: 40 yes; 55 no
-Cut federal spending on health care: 39 yes; 55 no
-End most tax deductions (child care, mortgage): 32 yes; 62 no