Partisan divide on debt ceiling
July 21st, 2011
01:49 PM ET

Partisan divide on debt ceiling

The country is divided along predictable lines over the issue of the debt ceiling, a new CNN/ORC poll shows.

Some of the highlights:

Prefer a budget plan with mix of spending cuts and tax increases:

Democrats:          83%
Independents:     65%
Republicans:       37%

Crisis or major problems if debt ceiling not raised?

Democrats:         72%
Independents:    60%
Republicans:      50%

Favor proposal to raise debt ceiling, cut $2 to $4 trillion and increase taxes on businesses and wealthy:

Democrats:         82%
Independents:    65%
Republicans:      43%


Topics: Poll