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Poll: Growing Number Of Americans Support Raising Federal Debt Ceiling

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released today, a growing number of Americans support raising the federal debt ceiling, which Congress needs to do by August 2 or risk significant negative economic consequences. When the last NBC/WSJ poll was taken in April, 32 percent of Americans said the debt ceiling should be raised, while 62 percent said it should not, after being given a description of the debt ceiling debate. But in the latest poll, 46 percent of Americans support raising the debt ceiling, while 42 percent are opposed.

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