Monday, February 7, 2011

Poll: Voters oppose raising the debt ceiling

The Hill: Only 27 percent of likely voters favor raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, while 62 percent oppose it, according to an exclusive poll for The Hill.
The poll found solid opposition from Republicans and also from independent voters, who are critical to President Obama’s re-election in 2012.
Only 27 percent of likely voters favor raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, while 62 percent oppose it, according to an exclusive poll for The Hill.
The poll found solid opposition from Republicans and also from independent voters, who are critical to President Obama’s re-election in 2012.[MORE]
I think Republicans made a huge mistake by immediately announcing they would raise the debt ceiling if Obama and the Democrats signed on to budget cuts.  It was completely unnecessary to compromise so early.  I think it would have been smarter if Republicans had announced back in November that the ceiling would not be raised. They could have then put the pressure on Democrats to start looking for budget cuts.  This would have taken away the Democrat's ability to play the "quick, do something" game and would have proven to voters they were serious about cutting debt.  It also would have prevented Obama from coming up with his WTF investment strategy.

As things stand now, Democrats are pretty much controlling the language on the debt ceiling and pushing the idea that the only option is to raise it.  Time is running out to come up with a plan to make sizable cuts, so once again it looks like the ceiling will be raised.

2 comments:

bd said...

thanks

sadly, sp has political acumen in trump-spades while the rest of the presumed conservative republicans seem to be completely tone-deaf and/or neutered (jdm of carolina at least one notable exception?)

what will it take to get the conservative brand to draw a line in the sand?

VidTruth said...

You know, I used to like polls. That is, before I realized not only are they typically skewed with the bias of those responsible for conducting the polls, they are also typically skewed by the individuals that participate, which usually lean toward that site's bias as well. If it's an actual live manual poll, it's easy for the pollsters to skew the outcome either way by being selective with who they ask to participate...and this stuff happens constantly! However, I make these comments because I also do not take polls very seriously anymore due to the fact that it became obvious, once "Obama"-"care" was forced upon a helpless country, even though the vast majority didn't want this kind of "change" ...especially members of the health industry, who can see total disaster in the making...whenever government takes over any part of the people's free-market system! Therefore, I have very little respect for either polls, nor do I trust the government to abide by it's duty to represent the people as the people see fit.
Additionally, this seems to be the perfect location to add an incredibly important presentation by Dr. Juwanza Kunjufu: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D7CD0D384E9F633A ...good luck!

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