CNN Poll: Americans Don’t Want Republicans To Default On Our Debt

With the Republican strategy of shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act facing sharp criticism across America, here’s confirmation that their strategy doesn’t get any more popular when it comes to paying our nations bills, according to a new poll by CNN/ORC International:

“A CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of the public would point fingers at Republicans in Congress if the nation's ability to borrow more money is not increased.”

“According to the poll, 56% of Americans said it would be a bad thing if the debt ceiling was not raised, with 38% saying it would be a good thing for the country.”

“By a 51% to 43% margin, the public said it is more important to raise the debt ceiling than to delay Obamacare.”

A larger majority, 64% to 27%, in a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday said they opposed blocking an increase in the debt ceiling as a way to dismantle the health care law.”

“If the debt ceiling is not raised, just over half of those questioned in the CNN poll, 53%, said congressional Republicans would be more responsible rather than Obama, with 31% pointing more fingers at the president.”

It couldn’t be clearer: Americans want the government open and they want the U.S. to pay its bills. Republicans should stop their intransigence and work with Democrats to make that happen.