"A large plurality – 46 percent to 21 percent — also say they would be “more likely” to vote for a presidential candidate who backs the amendment."...
5/27/11, "Poll: Large majority support balanced budget amendment to the Constitution," Daily Caller, Jonathan Strong
"According to a recent Sachs/Mason-Dixon poll obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a large majority of the public backs an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget, a reform some lawmakers say is on the table in the debt ceiling debate.
65 percent of the public supports the amendment with 27 percent opposed; 8 percent are undecided.
81 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of independents support the amendment. Even a plurality of Democrats, the party that typically resists spending cuts, back the amendment by a 45 percent to 44 percent margin.
“Americans are concerned about our nation’s deepening deficit and as a result, an overwhelming number support a balanced budget amendment,” said Alia Faraj-Johnson, Partner and Executive Vice President of Ron Sachs Communications, the organization that commissioned the poll.
A large plurality – 46 percent to 21 percent — also say they would be “more likely” to vote for a presidential candidate who backs the amendment, the poll shows.
The poll surveyed 625 adults by phone May 23 and 24 and has a margin of error of 4 points.
Popular backing for the amendment could boost its appeal to lawmakers struggling to find a middle ground over a pending
- debt ceiling deadline of Aug. 2.
Like any constitutional amendment, a balanced budget amendment would face significant hurdles, needing to be approved by the House and Senate
- and ratified in three-fourths of state legislatures."...