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Majority Of Americans Oppose Raising Debt Ceiling, Gallup Poll Shows

May 16, 2011 by  

Majority Of Americans Oppose Raising Debt Ceiling, Gallup Poll Shows

On Friday, Gallup released the results of a new poll showing that a majority of Americans are against raising the debt ceiling.

The poll results showed that 47 percent of all Americans would vote against raising the debt ceiling. Of those responding negatively, 70 percent were Republicans, 46 percent were Independent and 26 percent were Democrats.

“The public’s perceptions are clearly negative, suggesting the debt ceiling vote is a political hurdle lawmakers will need to overcome,” Gallup said in its report. “Americans are more likely to oppose than favor raising the debt ceiling, regardless of how closely they are following the news about the issue. Among the 23 percent who are following the debt ceiling discussion very closely, 62 percent are opposed and 25 percent are in favor of raising the current ceiling.”

Gallup also noted that, despite public opposition, “Congress is generally expected to pass debt ceiling legislation.”

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  • Raggs

    To me this is just a way to keep this country in more debt than it can handle.

  • jopa

    100% of Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

  • s c

    Take a hard look at administrations since 1870, and you’ll find a disturbing, direct connection between incompetent, self-serving politicians and the amount of “debt” thrust upon Americans. Cash flow, redistributing wealth among ‘friends’ and expecting citizens to pay for B A D government are the foundation(s) of what passes for “democracy.”
    Responsible government does not thrive on waste, corruption or half-assed, career criminal politicians. Open your eyes, America. Eventually, we’ll be taxed because we exist – not because Uncle Scam is owed anything. Doubt it, and you’ll live to regret it.

  • Cawmun Cents

    NAW!…..raise that puppy to a skillion.Thats a 1 with a zillion zeros behind it.We can pay it off when we get to the next planet.

  • Pete

    All Congress needs to do is raise the taxes on all the Wall Street businesses, Detroit car manufacturers and Banks that received all that TARP bailout money. They should tax them so much that those million dollar yearly bonuses are replaced with a subscription to “the jelly of the month club” – just like in the movie “Christmas Vacation” ….

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