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63% Of US Adults Want Debt Limit Raised With Deficit Reduction Measures


An AP-NORC survey has found that, “most [US adults] want to see the debt limit increased with conditions to reduce the federal deficit.”

  • AP: “Nineteen percent of the public think the debt limit should be increased without conditions, while 63% want terms on reducing the federal budget deficit included with any debt limit increase. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to support increasing the debit limit without any condition.”
  • The AP survey is the latest in a series of surveys which suggest that the US public support a Republican push to raise the debt limit conditioned upon measures to reduce the deficit.
  • The same survey finds, however, "the public does not give the president or Congress high marks for efforts to deal with the country’s national debt limit," but AP notes that public perception "are colored by partisanship."

Figure 1: Percentage of Adults Who Want to See the Debt Limit Increased

Source: AP - NORC

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