Three-Fourths of Voters Concerned About the Size ($31+ Trillion) of the National Debt; 53% Are ‘Very Concerned’: Poll

Craig Bannister | January 9, 2023 | 4:44pm EST
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More than half of the nation’s likely voters say they’re “very concerned” about the size of the nation’s national debt, and three-fourths are at least somewhat concerned, a new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals.

“The U.S. national debt is now more than $31 trillion. How concerned are you about the size of the national debt?” Rasmussen asked 1,000 U.S. likely voters in a survey conducted January 2-4, 2023.

Fully 76% say they’re at least somewhat concerned, while 53% say they’re very worried about their country’s burgeoning debt. Only about one in five (21%) aren’t concerned.

Majorities of every political category – 87% of Republicans, 67% of Democrats and 73% of voters not affiliated with either major party – are at least somewhat concerned about the size of the U.S. national debt. However, more Republicans (69%) and unaffiliated voters (53%) than Democrats (38%) are Very Concerned about the debt.

Democrat voters (73%) are also far more likely than are Republican (21%) and unaffiliated voter (40%) to approve of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill President Joe Biden signed into law last month.

As has reported, Pres. Biden, working with a Democrat-controlled Congress, increased the federal debt in 2022 by approximately $11,374 per every American worker.

On Dec. 31, 2021, according to the U.S. Treasury, the federal debt was $29,617,214,856,051.75. By Dec. 30, 2022, it was $31,419,689,421,557.90. So, in calendar year 2022, the federal debt increased by $1,802,474,565,506.15.

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