But a CNN poll released Thursday shows that two-thirds of Americans support the system established by the CCB Act. Sixty-six percent of respondents said they approved of a plan under which “Congress would raise the debt ceiling only if a balanced budget amendment were passed by both houses of Congress and substantial spending cuts and caps on future spending were approved.” Sixty-three percent of Democrats and 65 percent of independents said they would approve of such a plan.
Those who say the oppose the Tea Party still back the legislation 53-47. The least supportive demographic? 50-64 year-olds, who only provide 62% support the legislation. Self-described liberals? A majority support the legislation.
But wait, there’s more!
74% of American adults support the Balanced Budget Amendment. 56% of open Tea Party opponents support the amendment. Even 61% of self-described liberals support the BBA.
As for the idea of letting Barack Obama simply raise the debt ceiling? It’s opposed by every demographic — including liberals and Democrats.
The results are clear: Americans want not only cuts and caps but a constitutional limit, too. The House has already passed the legislation. The only question is whether Democrats will continue to be obstructionists.