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July 20, 2011

Contrarian Fox News (Hackerz!) Poll: Most Voters Oppose Debt Ceiling Increase

Cieling? i before.. no wait, ok "ceiling."

Voters were asked to imagine being a lawmaker in Congress who had to cast an up-or-down vote on raising the debt ceiling. The poll found 35 percent would vote in favor of increasing the limit, while 60 percent would vote against it.

Registered voters. The kind of people who get polled that politicians pay attention to.

On the question of increased revenues taxes:

A 63-percent majority of voters thinks raising taxes during an economic downturn is a bad idea. That’s down from a high of 80 percent who thought so two years ago (August 2009).

I suspect the change is a result of the building argument over extending the Bush tax cuts, but I can live with a 63% majority.

This was an interesting tidbit:

On the whole, the word that best describes how voters feel about the deficit situation is “concern” (40 percent), followed by “anger” (23 percent), “embarrassment” (13 percent), “indifference” (10 percent), “despair” (5 percent) “shock” (4 percent), "kinda funny in the pants" (3 percent), "verklempt" (2 percent), and "I got a raging deficit boner" (1 percent).

Those last three well within the margin of error.


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