The sense of Congress is that...

We should adopt a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. With a $13 trillion national debt that is undermining our economy, it is the only way we will instill some fiscal discipline in politicians and stop them from bankrupting the country.

186

43%

249

57%

The minority position is that we should not adopt a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. That could force draconian cuts in Medicare and national defense, and hurt the government's ability to respond to emergencies like 9-11.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, June 20-June 23, 2010, N=290, margin of error +/-5.75%