CNN Poll: Americans Favor Cut, Cap And Balance Plan By 2-1 Margin
Despite the best efforts of Democrats to talk the House Republicans’ “cut, cap and balance” bill into the ground – it’s the worst bill ever, the founders would hate it and it will kill Medicare according to them – it seems as though the public is sold on it. At least according to this CNN poll.
But don’t expect CNN to actually report this eyebrow-raising finding. They don’t even mention it until the 13th paragraph in the article:
Republicans like the “cut, cap, and balance” approach to the debt ceiling, as do Democrats and independents. Most Americans support a balanced budget amendment, and most, but not as many, think an amendment is necessary to get federal spending under control. A balanced budget amendment passed the House earlier this week, but a vote in the Senate is expected to fail.
That’s right, even a majority of Democrats are on board with the CCB. In fact, the CCB got majority support in every single demographic polled notes Ed Morrissey:
Sixty-three percent of Democrats back the House bill. The least supportive age demographic is 50-64YOs at 62/37; the least supportive regional demographic is the Midwest at 61/39. Even those who express opposition to the Tea Party supports it 53/47.
In other words, it’s a clean sweep. Simply put, there is no political demographic at all where the CCB/BBA doesn’t get majority support. The BBA on its own does even better. It gets 3-1 support (74/24), and except for those Tea Party opponents (56%) and self-professed liberals (61/37), doesn’t get below 70% support in any demographic.
By the way, the McConnell plan? The one that would have Congress punting the authority to raise the debt cap over to President Obama? Not supported by any demographic, including self-identified Democrats and liberals.
This, my friends, is what the “will of the people” looks like.Tags: balanced budget amendment, deficits, national debt, polls