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Despite Obama administration warnings that failing to do so would devastate the economy, a clear majority of Americans say they oppose raising the debt limit, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows.
Just 27 percent of Americans support raising the debt limit, while 63 percent oppose raising it.
Eighty-three percent of Republicans oppose raising the limit, along with 64 percent of independents and 48 percent of Democrats. Support for raising the debt limit is just 36 percent among Democrats, and only 14 percent among Republicans.
Originally posted by notsofunnyguy
Well, even if the poll is accurate, it won't matter. The politicians never seem to do what the people want.
They SAY they will, while they're campaigning. But once elected...
Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by beezzer
Whie i agree with said poll, you know as well as i do that the poll can be skewed and or hijacked with a few interviews on television.
Stats, facts, and figures can all lie.
But yeah i agree no raising the debt limit, if people, businesses, and or nations fall, I'm sorry, that's the way it's gotta be.
And if big corp and big banks and big money falls even better.
Originally posted by spyder550
A choice between pleasing a bunch of people who have no idea what the debt ceiling is - or destroying the faith and credit of the US economy -- knee jerk or smart -- tough choice; and the Tea Baggers get it wrong every time.
Originally posted by jjkenobi
People oppose it because they have common sense.
The people in the poll who approve of raising the debt ceiling are probably either A) govt workers or B) living off govt handouts.