According to the group Preserve Our Future, 70% of likely voters (67% of Independents) would support a requirement than Congress must obtain a 2/3 majority vote before creating a new entitlement. 57.4% believe the U.S. should pass a constitutional amendment requiring the 2/3 vote.
In the run up to Election Day, we’re swapping our usual Tuesday “Public Pulse” post with a daily update of the latest polls. But unlike most, we won’t focus on the partisan horse race. Instead we’ll do what we’ve been doing all year: focus on the issues.
There is little doubt Americans are feeling anxious and uncertain about the U.S. economy. According to a CBS poll, 83% of Americans think the economy is in “bad” shape; 37% even say it’s in permanent decline. Economists are uneasy as well. As we pointed out last week, GDP growth for the second quarter of 2010 was just revised down to a dismal 1.6%.