Poll: Americans Against Raising Debt Ceiling

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Congress will face a major vote soon on raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, which allows the government to keep borrowing money so it can keep operating.

However, a new poll conducted by The Hill newspaper showed that 62 percent of Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling while only 27 percent support it.

The poll also found that the public continues to think President Obama's 2009 economic stimulus packaged failed to benefit the economy. Sixty-nine percent of those polled who claimed to be of Democrat party affiliation said it boosted growth, while only 40 percent said the package helped. Fifty-six percent of independents felt the stimulus hurt or had no effect on the economy.

The White House and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke have warned of serious consequences if the ceiling isn't raised. Yet, taxpayers seem to be tired of Washington, D.C.'s spending.

Meanwhile, the jobless rate for the nation dropped to 9 percent last Friday with the White House attributing the drop to the positive effects from its economic policies.

"The overall trend of economic data in recent months has been encouraging, as initiatives put in place by this administration are taking hold, but there is still considerable work to do," White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee said.

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