Americans don’t want debt hike – by 2-to-1 ratio
A CBS News poll released this week, even though heavily weighted to favor Democrat respondents, shows Americans oppose a raise in the federal debt limit by an over 2-to-1 margin, with 63 percent opposed to only 27 percent in favor.
The CBS News Polling Unit’s results show that 83 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents oppose Congress lifting the maximum amount the federal government can borrow, while even Democrats stand against it, with 48 percent opposed to 36 percent in favor.
“This is what I have been saying for months,” said WND’s Joseph Farah, organizer of a high-tech, grassroots lobbying effort directed at preventing the debt hike. “With this kind of widespread opposition from Americans, and especially Republicans, how can [House Speaker John] Boehner continue to promote more borrowing as a solution to America’s debt problem? It makes no sense logically or politically.”