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21 July 2011

Parsing Some Of The Debt Ceiling Polls

Gallup finds that...

Americans, by a 42% to 22% margin, are more likely to want their representative in Congress to vote against rather than for an increase in the federal debt ceiling, with 35% saying they have no opinion.
Which fits nicely with the CBS poll that finds that...
Americans are unimpressed with their political leaders' handling of the debt ceiling crisis, with a new CBS News poll showing a majority disapprove of all the involved parties' conduct, but Republicans in Congress fare the worst, with just 21 percent backing their resistance to raising taxes.

President Obama earned the most generous approval ratings for his handling of the weeks-old negotiations, but still more people said they disapproved (48 percent) than approved (43 percent) of what he has done and said.
Shocker. The people want our governmental leaders to come to some kind of agreement.

And yet, our leaders do not.

Mark my words, if there is not an agreement reached soon, this whole ordeal will be an albatross-around-the-neck of any incumbent politician in the next election cycle.

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