ICYMI: NAVIGATOR POLL: LARGE MAJORITY OF VOTERS SUPPORT RAISING DEBT CEILING

According to the Report, a Majority of Voters (58%) Want Congress to Raise the Debt Ceiling, Blame Would Fall on GOP if Congress Fails

Support for Democrats’ Economic Plan Remains Overwhelmingly High

Today, Navigator Research released polling data showing that a majority of voters want Congress to raise the debt ceiling, and that voters widely believe that Republicans would be to blame if Congress fails.

Additionally, the poll shows that support for the Build Back Better Act remains overwhelmingly high, with 3 out of 5 Americans supporting the agenda with or without the mention of pay-fors.

KEY POINTS FROM THE REPORT: 

  • 58% of voters — including a majority of independents (58%) — want Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

  • Voters would blame the GOP if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling. Roughly one in three voters say “only interested in political gains,” wanting “to stop Biden at all costs,” and “putting American’s livelihoods at risk” best describe Republicans’ actions if they fail to come to a new agreement.

  • 61% of voters — Including a majority of independents (60%) — support the Build Back Better Act, with or without the mention of the plan’s pay-fors. 

  • broad majority of voters are concerned about a loss of up to 6 million jobs (57%) and a delay in Social Security payments (56%) if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling.

Read the full summary of the report here.

Navigator’s report mirrors this week’s Invest in America and Data for Progress poll, which found that a broad majority of voters want Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

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