National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 8-9, 2013
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?
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* A proposal has been made to raise the debt ceiling to allow at least $1 trillion more in new government spending over the next year. Do you favor or oppose raising the government debt ceiling to allow at least $1 trillion more in new government spending?
5* 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?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence