Though the debt ceiling is the at the heart of a furious debate in Washington right now, surveys conducted by the Trott Polling Firm suggest the average voter has only the vaguest sense of what any of hoopla actually means for them, or for the national and global economies. The debt ceiling, currently a $14 trillion line of credit that is about to be surpassed, is generally perceived as being a blank check written by Congress to the federal government for unchecked spending.
The Trott Polling Firm conducted telephone surveys with 1,003 registered voters from across the country between July 2 and July 5. There is a margin of error of +/- 5%.
Wyatt P. Trott is a veteran political pollster and the head of the Trott Polling Firm.