TargetPoint Consulting was recently commissioned to conduct a national survey on Americans' views on the debt ceiling, on behalf of Ending Spending and American Action Forum. We found that a frustrated electorate is desperate for change. They are disappointed with the President. They are deeply unhappy with Obamacare, and a majority welcome a delay of the individual mandate. They are unhappy with federal spending, and a majority are looking for meaningful tradeoffs in exchange for raising the debt ceiling – in other words, the American people want President Obama to negotiate with Congress in order to find a path forward on the national debt. Despite all this, they are reluctant to embrace a government shutdown.
Fox Business Network's Charlie Gasparino devoted a segment of his show to break down the results of our study:
We've included our key findings here.