Poll: Majority Believes Not Raising Debt Ceiling Would Be Problematic
Signs, perhaps, that the public is coming to recognize that the debt kamikazes have no idea what they’re talking about:
A majority of Americans say that Congress failing to raise the debt ceiling would be a real and serious problem, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Fifty-five percent of all respondents — including 63 percent of Democrats, 59 percent of independents and 47 percent of Republicans — believe that not raising the ceiling would be problematic.
That’s compared with just 18 percent who say it wouldn’t be a real and serious problem. But that number jumps up to 33 percent among self-identified Tea Party supporters.
What this suggests is that raising the debt ceiling won’t necessarily hurt incumbents at the polls come 2012.