Poll of the Day: The Debt Limit Blame Game
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Poll of the Day: The Debt Limit Blame Game

Emily Flake/The Fiscal Times

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that more voters say they’d blame Democrats than Republicans if the United States was to default on its debt. While 42% of those polled said they’d blame both parties equally, another 33% pointed the finger at Democrats, compared to 16% who said they’d blame Republicans more.

The same poll also finds that nearly 70% of voters support raising taxes on the wealthy while more than 60% support raising the corporate tax rate.

Nearly 60% of voters say they back the Democratic plan to raise more than $2 trillion over 10 years through higher taxes, though a smaller percentage, 42%, favors using the taxes to offset the $3.5 trillion cost of Democrats’ proposals to expand the social safety net and combat climate change.