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Questions - Debt Ceiling - May 24-25, 2023

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National Survey of 1,038 U.S. Likely Voters
Conducted May 24-25, 2023
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Which is more to blame for the size of the federal budget deficit — taxpayers’ unwillingness to pay more in taxes or politicians’ unwillingness to reduce government spending?



2* Would you rather have Congress avoid a partial government shutdown by authorizing government spending at a higher level, or would you prefer a partial government shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree to either cut spending or keep it at its current level?



3* How likely is it that delay in passing a debt-ceiling increase will lead to the United States defaulting on its debt payments?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence