The sense of Congress is that...

A balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a good idea. That is the only way we will restore fiscal responsibility, create jobs, and stop spending money we don't have.

157

36%

278

64%

The minority position is that a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a bad idea. The federal budget is not like a family budget, and we need the flexibility to respond to economic needs and emergencies.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, August 28-August 31, 2011, N=333, margin of error +/-5.37%