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Americans don’t know who to blame for potential debt default, poll shows

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2023
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Politics, Debt Ceiling, Default, Poll
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Americans are split on which party they’d blame if the federal government defaults on its debts, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

The blame would likely fall slightly more on Republicans in Congress, with 39 percent of respondents saying it would be their fault. The Biden administration was only 3 percentage points behind, even as most respondents said they fall in line with the president’s approach to the issue.

Sixteen percent of respondents said both parties would equally share the blame.

With the possible default approaching — it could...

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https://www.politico.com/news/2023/05/05/debt-default-poll-republicans-democrats-00095530

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