…about the Democrat-manufactured debt ceiling impasse:
That includes majorities of Republicans (78%), Independents (57%), and Tea Partiers (88%, and which includes a considerable overlap with Republicans). It’s only the Democrats who are willing to borrow and borrow and borrow with debt moving on in its rapid pace (57% of them).
A majority of Americans, not entirely contradictorily, also say it would be acceptable to raise the debt ceiling if “major cuts in government spending” accompanied the ceiling raise—62%. Only 27% think it’s a good idea without accompanying spending cuts.
On the standard Who Do You Trust question, 48% of Americans trust Republicans to “cut government spending enough to make a difference in the budget deficit while at the same time not cutting so much that valuable programs are hurt,” compared to 39% trusting President Barack Obama to do that. This is a sharp shift from last spring, when the split was 42% Republican and 45% Obama.
Obama and his Democrats need to get off their high horse and listen to the American people, their collective boss.