CNN Poll: Majority says raise debt ceiling
October 2nd, 2013
07:24 AM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Majority says raise debt ceiling

(CNN) - Surveys indicate that most Americans didn't think shutting down the government in an attempt to dismantle the new health care law was a good idea.

They apparently feel the same way about blocking an increase in the nation's debt ceiling to stop Obamacare, according to a new national poll released on Wednesday.


Filed under: Debt • Polls
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. J'Cincinnati'Redd

    who will win dems or repubs? A better question is who cares enough about the American people. you have the teaparty who are saying "hold the line" then you have far left liberals acting like children,who want it all and want to give anything up!

    October 2, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  2. Larry in Houston

    """Surveys indicate that most Americans didn't think shutting down the government in an attempt to dismantle the new health care law was a good idea"""

    Answer : Your Correct – that's why the republicans are going to lose the house – in 2014 – & hopefully we can get someone who can do their Job – & replace the bonehead – at least Nancy got things done. I honestly cannot wait till she is back in the speaker position.

    October 2, 2013 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  3. jinx9to88

    Yep, but the GOP will say the opposite. GOP is pretty good at getting people to believe in fiction.

    October 2, 2013 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  4. len

    Send the results to Ted Cruz and the rest of the wing nuts!!!

    October 2, 2013 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  5. kirk

    Now unless its a polling company beholden to the gop, it can't be trusted, independent thought!! Say what your told when your told or its a primary for you, what a bunch of rich man puppets .

    October 2, 2013 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    I say raise the INCOME TAX ON 250K or more earners. It does solve. Will not hurt the nation. Period.

    October 2, 2013 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    Tea Party Republican Congressional politicians do not respect or care what a majority of Americans think because they are elected from safe gerrymandered districts. It is a shame that a minority of radicals in a minority party has closed down our government.

    October 2, 2013 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    No negotiations on the debt ceiling. Congress is not a casino. Raise the debt ceiling with no strings attached. Democrats have allowed these heartless republicans to cut, cut, cut and keep these sequestration spending levels in place, and yet republicans still want to cut more. NO!!! Do your job!!!

    October 2, 2013 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  9. Data Driven

    Terrible poll numbers for the GOP.

    As the numbers get worse, and they will when people really start feeling the impact (hope you're not a working single parent on WIC, for example), the GOP MAY put and end to their rebellion. I wonder, though. This could get ugly. I don't think it's too hysterical to say that the United States is in pretty great danger.

    October 2, 2013 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    The majority of Americans feel the same way that I do. The majority of Americans are also being held hostage by the Tea Party.

    October 2, 2013 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  11. What's in that tea anyway?

    We will get to see these Tea Baggers cheering after foricing this country to default on its obligations
    .....Today the Tea Bags are giddy just shutting down the U.S. Government. They will be ecstatic burning down the entire global economy with the debt ceiling....Here we come double digit unemployment, welcome back GOP induced great Recession....all to make sure people can't get healthcare and Pres. Obama fails. And these people call themselves patriots. I have a name for them, but its not PG rated.

    October 2, 2013 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  12. Tom

    The problem is 100% of Tea Party wackos think shutting down the government and defaulting on the nation's debt is a fantastic idea. So what do you think the Republicans will do - listen to the majority of Americans or pander to the Tea Party? I'll bet they go Tea Party.

    October 2, 2013 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Brilliant anticipatory move on your part Mr. President.
    You knew that these sore losers would try to declare Obamacare unconstitutional and/or defund it.
    They've tried both.
    Good for you for finding other ways to fund YOUR signature legislation other than through the budget.
    A master tactician dealing with jerks that can barely play a game of jacks.
    We stand with you sir.

    October 2, 2013 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  14. Wake up People!

    Ok so I just googled Presidents that raised the debt ceiling. Imagine my utter shock and astonishment. (sarcasm)

    Lil Bush 7x
    Clinton 4x
    Daddy Bush 4x

    And the God of the republican party Reagan 17x!!!
    So what's so different about THIS POTUS doing the same thing his predecessors did?

    Keep up the good work GOP, your true colors are showing.

    October 2, 2013 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  15. Tunji

    Tea party republicans are the problem they acting real spoil like a small children's

    October 2, 2013 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  16. rs

    Debt ceiling: up 17 times under Reagan; up 8 times under Bush Sen.; up 7 times under Bush jr.

    GOP: Stop the politicalization of paying the nation's bills!

    October 2, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  17. S.B. Stein

    it would be nice if the teapublicans would understand this. This was not the place or time to talk about the ACA. They could have done bits and pieces for months before hand.

    October 2, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  18. GeorgeCGray

    The house that is divided will fall and a stronger party will raise! Outside of a few red states Rep(anti-Americans doing well ) WILL FALL! They should of gotten the picture after getting there teeth kicked in during the Presidents race! I'm a Independent being pushed to the Dem side very quickly!

    October 2, 2013 09:39 am at 9:39 am |