Jimmie Bise breaks down the CNN/ORC poll that demonstrates that majorities in every sector supported the Cut, Cap and Balance approach:
Now, go back and read Question 23* again, then look at the percentages by group of people who favor that approach.
* Men: 67%; Women: 66%
* White: 69%; Non-White: 63%
* 18-34 Year Olds: 64%; 35-49 Year Olds: 70%; 50-64 Year Olds: 62%; 65+ Year Olds: 73%
* Under 50: 67%; 50 and Older: 67%
* (Yearly earnings) Under $50,000: 73%; (Yearly earnings) Over $50,000: 63%
* No College: 76%; Attended College: 60%
* Democrat: 64%; Independent: 65%; Republican: 73%
* Conservative: 77%; Moderate: 65%; Liberal: 53%
* Northeast: 65%; Midwest: 61%; South: 71%; West: 68%
* Urban: 66%; Suburban: 65%; Rural: 73%
* Tea Party Supporters: 74%; Tea Party Neutral: 74%; Tea Party Opposed: 53%
I know those numbers can be a bit dizzying, grouped together like that. Notice, though, that none of them — not a single one — is less than 50% and only 2 of the 29 are under 60%. What those numbers say very clearly is America supports “Cap, Cut, and Balance”, man or woman, rich or poor, young or old, Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or not. No matter where you go around the country, no matter who you ask, you are more likely to find someone who wants Congress to cut the size of government, put real caps on government spending, and pass an effective and simple Balanced Budget Amendment than not. Even the most ardent progressives, those who identify themselves as liberal and opposed to the Tea Parties and the people to whom the White House Goon Squad spoke directly on all the talk shows today, support the “extremist” plan pushed by the Tea Parties.
*23. In another proposal, Congress would raise the debt ceiling only if a balanced budget amendment were passed by both houses of Congress and substantial spending cuts and caps on future spending were approved. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?
* Favor: 66%
* Oppose: 33%
* No opinion: 1%
Go and RTWT.
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