As you know, the whole country is talking about the US debt ceiling – namely, whether to raise it or not. Of course, Democratic President Joe Biden and his cronies want the ceiling raised. Most Republicans, on the other hand, are on the complete opposite side of the argument, at least if there aren’t going to be any spending cuts made alongside the raise.
And it seems that most Americans aren’t in agreement with Biden, according to recent polls.
According to a recent poll conducted by SSRS, some 60 percent of Americans are only ok with Congress raising the debt ceiling if federal budget spending cuts are also made, according to CNN.
But still, Biden is refusing to budge on his stance.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy noted, “President Biden doesn’t think there is a single dollar of savings to be found in the federal government’s budget. He’d rather be the first president in history to default on the debt than to risk upsetting the radical socialists who are calling the shots for Democrats right now.”
President Biden doesn’t think there is a single dollar of savings to be found in the federal government’s budget.
He’d rather be the first president in history to default on the debt than to risk upsetting the radical socialists who are calling the shots for Democrats right now.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) May 21, 2023
But sadly, for Biden, most Americans don’t agree.
For Republicans (79 percent) and independents (58 percent), most support raising the debt ceiling. But only if Congress makes some spending cuts.
Democrats, on the other hand, are pretty evenly split. Some 46 percent say it should be raised no matter what, while 45 say spending cuts should come with the raise. This wide split should be especially troubling for Biden, as his own party is even having trouble getting behind him right now.
Of course, that’s not necessarily a new thing.
Biden’s approval rating and job performance reviews haven’t been good on practically any front since right after he was elected when there wasn’t really anything to even talk about yet.
As CNN notes, Biden’s approval rating is now worse than it’s ever been. Only 40 percent of the US approves of him at present, which is down from 45 percent in January, and 42 percent in March.
And it could get even worse if he chooses to alienate half of his party by raising the debt ceiling and refusing to make any cuts.