National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted July 12-13, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed news stories about the raising the debt ceiling?
2* As part of legislation to raise the debt ceiling,
should congress and the president raise taxes?
3* How would you rate the way President Obama has
handled the debt ceiling issue….excellent, good, fair or poor?
4* If the debt ceiling is not raised, the federal government will default on some of its loan obligations because it will not be able to make interest payments on the federal debt. If the government defaults on its debt, would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy, or have no impact on the economy?
5* Which is more dangerous in the short-term: the government defaulting on the federal debt or the failure to significantly cut government spending?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence