Poll: Most would not vote to raise debt ceiling

Interesting. Via Fox News:

Soon Congress will have to vote on raising the nation’s debt limit so the federal government can borrow more money to make good on its spending commitments.  If it were up to the American public, they would vote no — with a majority saying the debt limit should only be raised after major spending cuts have been made.  

A Fox News national poll asks voters to imagine being a lawmaker and having to cast an up-or-down vote on raising the debt ceiling:  37 percent would vote in favor of it, while 58 percent would vote against it.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said the country will be unable to meet its commitments starting October 17.

Most Republicans (78 percent) and a majority of independents (57 percent) would vote against raising the limit.  So would almost all Tea Partiers (88 percent).

Click here for the poll results.

Over half of Democrats would vote in favor of increasing the debt ceiling (57 percent), while 38 percent would vote against doing so.

Sounds like the American people are much smarter than members of Congress on this issue … an indication that the tide is turning in our favor, perhaps?

And your thoughts …?

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