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Americans Oppose Debt Ceiling Increase by 47% to 19%

Forty-seven percent of Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling, while only 19 percent support it, Gallup finds in a new poll. When respondents are split by party, only Democrats approve the move by 33 to 26 percent. Independents, on the other hand, oppose it by a 46-15 margin. Meanwhile:

A majority of Americans (57%) say they are closely following the news about “discussions to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, the maximum amount of money the U.S. government can borrow by law.” Republicans are following the issue more closely than are Democrats and independents; upper-income Americans are following it more closely than lower-income Americans; and those with a postgraduate education more so than those with a high school education or less.

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