Most Agree Spending Bill “A Disaster for our Country”

Three-in-four American voters say they are concerned about the national debt. More than half agree that the recent $1.7 trillion spending bill is a “disaster for our country.”

  • 53 percent are “very concerned” about the debt  

WHY IT MATTERS – The debt ceiling will need to be raised in 2023 and the new Republican Congress has pledged that it will not do so without spending reductions and a return to a balanced budget.  

BY THE NUMBERS – A January 2-4 Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 U.S. likely voters found: 

  • 76 percent of voters are concerned about the national debt, including strong majorities of Republicans, Independents, and Democrats.  
  • Republicans and Independents are more likely to say they are “very concerned” than Democrats. 
  • 61 percent of Americans agree that the recent $1.7 spending bill is a “disaster for our country.” 
  • 50 percent say they disapprove of the spending bill, including 37 percent who say they “strongly disapprove.” 

BOTTOM LINE – Americans know the national debt is a threat to our future and understand that spending is to blame.  

  • What spending to cut is the trickier question.