The truth is not in him

THE PRESIDENT: Chuck, you have 80 percent of the American people who support a balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem. The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically into various positions because they boxed themselves in with previous statements.

 And so this is not a matter of the American people knowing what the right thing to do is. This is a matter of Congress doing the right thing and reflecting the will of the American people. And if we do that, we will have solved this problem.  http://nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/transcript-of-president-obama-s-friday-press-conference-20110715

Huh?

http://www.gallup.com/poll/148454/Debt-Ceiling-Increase-Remains-Unpopular-Americans.aspx

 Despite agreement among leaders of both sides of the political aisle in Washington that raising the U.S. debt ceiling is necessary, more Americans want their member of Congress to vote against such a bill than for it, 42% vs. 22%, while one-third are unsure. This 20-percentage-point edge in opposition to raising the debt ceiling in Gallup’s July 7-10 poll is slightly less than the 28-point lead (47% vs. 19%) seen in May.

Americans' Reactions to Raising U.S. Debt Ceiling, Trend, May-July 2011

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Filed under Barack Obama, Financial Crisis, politics, President Barack Obama

One response to “The truth is not in him

  1. FACT CHECK: Obama stretches poll findings on debt
    Polling does suggest, as Obama said, that Americans overall and even Republican voters are open to higher taxes as part of the solution. But claiming support from 8 in 10 people was a reach.

    http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110716/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_fact_check_obama

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