Skip to comments.Poll: Americans disagree with Obama’s call for ‘clean’ debt limit increase
Posted on 09/26/2013 7:00:31 PM PDT by 11th_VA
A new Bloomberg poll shows six in 10 Americans disagree with President Obama's call for Congress to pass a so-called "clean" debt limit increase -- i.e. a bill that increases the government's borrowing authority without any spending cuts or other provisions.
The poll shows 61 percent disapprove of such a strategy, while 28 percent say the debt limit should be raised no matter what in order to protect the full faith and credit of the United States government.
It's not unusual for Americans to favor the broad idea of spending cuts, but the poll suggests the GOP may have the upper hand when it comes to luring Obama away from his hard-line stance on the debt limit.
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Do not let Bohner betray us.
The house holds the sole constitutional power and duty to deny any federal debt limit increase. Nothing Obammy or Dinghy can do about it, except throw a hissy fit. The people see right through this crap.
The ones calling to raise the debt limit are not those who have to pay the bills.
Half of the 28% who say the “full faith and credit of the U.S.” must be protected probably have a credit score around 200. They have no idea what it means to have good credit.
Ok, people do nto want obamacare by a huge majority
People do not want debit limit increased without spending cuts by a huge majority
Reid says talking to the American people is a waste of time.
Republicans stop sending American jobs overseas.
Bring back American jobs, bring them back now, and stop running up debt.
For the last generation, we have been selling out America in every way.
Bring American jobs home. Now.
Impeachment file on Harrison J. Bounel, aka Barry Soetoro, aka B. Hussein Obama.
Ruh-roh. Praying that Big Media cannot smooth this one over with their fawning cover-ups!
Don’t tell McCainnell or they may to crazy. Since when does Obozo care about the US economy or credit?
Pray America is Waking Up
How is raising the debt limit supposed to help our credit rating?
The Debt limit looks like the Dems weak spot, not the budget(shutdown) .
Over at MSNBC libs are perplexed at polls showing that a nice majority of Americans 60% want spending cuts to go with a debt limit increase even if it means risking ‘default’. Amazing,
This is killing the libs.
Meanwhile Obama has handed GOP a weapon by claiming he wont negotiate at all for Debt limit.
So conservatives can finally turn the tables on Obama and all go on TV pleading with Obama to negotiate on it. Fight Fire with Fire
If I were in congress, I would submit a bill to REDUCE the Nation Debt Limit EVERY year for the next ten years. The only way this nation will survive will be to stop the uncontrolled spending. Odumbo and his ilk (includes all the demodummies) are spending like drunken sailors.
Perhaps Cruz can convince them to provide a clean bill that raises the limit by a dollar.
This is why I don't trust Obama. If the GOP ONLY negotiates on the debt ceiling, I have a feeling Obama's views are going to evole, and he's going to find a way to increase the debt ceiling without approval from Congress ... you watch ...
Yeah, however: OTrauma intends to UNILATERALLY DICTATE a debt increase. The insane Left, who's sole goal is to bury America, has been saying 'he has this authority'. Perhaps it is implied due to the emanation from a penumbra of an hint of an inference of a rumor, somewhere in the Constitution. They like to make s*** up as they go along.
Dude, they already said they are doing this.
But that is in some ways better than the situation now.
If Obama tries that he suddenly becomes 100% responsible for the national debt in many peoples view who now blames the GOP for some of it, and rightly so(GWB eight years). And Hillary inherits that in her 2016 campaign.
That is a reason for Obama not doing that, plus doesnt the law clearly state that congress must authorize that?
True, it cant be used as a pressuring tool if he was to do that.
This is from a Bloomberg Poll? Then add about 20 points to that 61%, subtract about 15 from the 28%.
And at the same time, it doesn’t increase our debt!