Today, Senator Mike Lee highlighted a new CNN poll that shows two-thirds of the American people support the вЂњcut, cap, and balanceвЂќ approach to solving the nationвЂ™s debt crisis.
Using language that closely mimics Senator LeeвЂ™s вЂњCut, Cap, and Balance ActвЂќ, respondents were asked whether they favored or opposed only raising the debt ceiling if Congress first passed a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and substantial spending cuts and caps on future spending were approved. A full 66% said they were in favor.
Additionally, the poll shows three out of four Americans (74%) favor a constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget.
Senator Lee reacted to the poll results: вЂњThe survey backs up what we have been saying all along: the American people are with us. They want Congress to cut spending and balance the budget. We have a plan to do that called вЂњCut, Cap, and Balance.вЂќ The responsibility is now on The President and Senate Democrats to follow the will of the American people and pass this legislation.вЂќ
The poll included interviews with 1,009 adult Americans conducted by telephone on July 18-20.
Full poll results can be found at https://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/07/21/rel11b.pdf