National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted February 10-11, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed news stories about raising the federal government's debt ceiling?
2* How likely is it that the debt ceiling will be raised before the government begins defaulting on its debts – very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?
3* If Congress and the president don't agree to raise the debt ceiling, will that be good or bad for the economy, or will it have no impact?
4* What is the best approach for dealing with the debt ceiling issue? Should the debt ceiling be raised without any significant spending cuts, should it only be raised as part of a deal that includes significant spending cuts, or should the debt ceiling remain unchanged so that the government will default on its debt?
5* How likely is it that President Obama and Congress will reach an agreement to significantly cut long-term government spending to avoid the continuing need to raise the debt limit - very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence