Some friends just came to town tonight, so I've got to half-ass it again. I just wonder how the question was worded for this poll. I understand that most people are going to hear "debt" and think "Debt bad!", but was any information given as to what the horrible results of this policy would be?Some 71 percent of those surveyed oppose increasing the borrowing authority, the focus of a brewing political battle over federal spending. Only 18 percent support an increase.The poll underscores the tough task ahead for U.S. lawmakers as the debt nears its current ceiling of $14.3 trillion. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner last week warned that a failure to raise the borrowing limit in the coming months could lead to "catastrophic economic consequences."
Thursday, January 13, 2011
71% of Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling
Via Attaturk at Rising Hegemon, a whopping 71% of the American public opposes raising the debt ceiling.
Posted by megamahan at 9:45:00 PM