(CNSNews.com) — A plurality of Americans trust the Republican congressional leadership more than they trust President Barack Obama to handle the federal deficit and the debt ceiling, according to a new Gallup poll.
A majority of Americans are also more concerned that the government will raise the debt ceiling without plans for major spending cuts than they are that the government will precipitate a major economic crisis if it does not raise the debt limit.
Only 22 percent of Americans, according to Gallup, say they want their member of Congress to vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Between July 7-10, Gallup interviewed 1,016 adults for the poll.
Respondents were asked: “Who do you trust more to handle the issues concerning the federal budget deficit and the federal debt ceiling President Obama (or) the Republican leaders in Congress?”
Forty-six percent said they trusted the Republican leaders in Congress more, and 43 percent said they trusted President Obama more. Eleven percent said they had no opinion.