Poll: Majority Don't Want a Debt Ceiling Increase Without Spending Cuts, But That Doesn't Matter

Rasmussen says that 57% of Americans want spending cuts to accompany any debt ceiling increase:

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a “clean” bill to raise the federal debt ceiling without spending cuts attached that the Senate is expected to vote on this week. While voters agree that not raising the debt ceiling would be bad for the economy, they also want a deal that includes significant spending cuts.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 79% of Likely Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the debt ceiling will be raised before the government begins defaulting on its debts. Just 13% see this outcome as unlikely. These findings include 47% who say a deal to raise the debt ceiling is Very Likely to happen and just three percent (3%) who consider it Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


Based on how the majority vote, Rasmussen’s finding must be a lie. 57% would be a nice majority, if it was real. The majority of the American people who bothered to vote voted for Barack Obama twice, and enough keep falling for his and the Democrats’ schtick, when it’s as obvious as it can be that Democrats will never cut spending. Ever.

The current generation of Democrats are waging war on work and want the government to keep on printing money. Spending cuts are popular until they become actual spending cuts.

If you actually care about spending, you can’t vote for any Democrat. It’s getting increasingly difficult to justify voting for some Republicans, too.


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