CNN Poll Finds Media on Wrong Side of 'Cut, Cap and Balance'

July 21st, 2011 5:24 PM

In the past week, you couldn't swing a debt cat without hitting a press report about how irresponsible the "Cut, Cap and Balance" bill passed by House Republicans is.

A new CNN/ORC poll released a few hours ago finds the media very much on the wrong side of public opinion concerning this issue:

23. In another proposal, Congress would raise the debt ceiling only if a balanced budget amendment were passed by both houses of Congress and substantial spending cuts and caps on future spending were approved. Would you favor or oppose this proposal? July 18-20 2011

Favor 66%
Oppose 33%
No opinion 1%

Wow! Almost two-thirds of respondents favor "Cut, Cap and Balance."

But that's not all:

25. Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget? July 18-20 2011

Favor 74%
Oppose 24%
No opinion 1%

Wow! Almost three quarters favor a balanced budget amendment.

Assuming he actually sees it, this will surely be a surprise to CBS's Bob Schieffer who on Sunday's "Face the Nation" asked two Senators why they were wasting their time debating such a thing.

It's certainly good to know how in touch with the people America's newscasters and commentators are.

(H/T Washington Examiner via Weasel Zippers)