Here’s Who’s in Favor of Not Raising the Debt Limit
What seemed inconceivable only a few weeks ago is rapidly becoming a contingency everyone in the United States is bracing for: come Thursday, the Treasury will exceed its borrowing limit, and it is unclear if Congress will be able to act in time to raise it.
Pollsters have been working furiously over the past few weeks to keep their fingers on the pulse of public sentiment. Americans are playing the blame game with just as much vigor as politicians are engaging in brinkmanship, and the ebb and flow of public opinion has dominated the convection currents of the news cycle.
At last check, according to a survey conducted by Pew Research on October 9-13, more people (46 percent) fault the GOP for the current snafu than the Obama administration (37 percent), with nearly one in five people (17 percent) volunteering that both parties are at fault.