* Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop alert: A new poll sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing finds the public overwhelmingly prioritizes job creation over debt reduction, 67-29.
Also interesting: There’s strong support for government action to staunch the loss of manufacturing jobs, suggesting that if Dems ever do “pivot to jobs,” this is one place to focus their energy.
* Quote of the day, from GOP Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas, after being summoned to the House GOP leadership’s offices to discuss his opposition to the Boehner proposal:
“I’m still a bloody and beaten No.”
* And how about that “clean” debt ceiling hike idea? The number of co-sponsors on Dem Rep. Peter Welch’s bill to do just that is now up to 139 .
* Nancy Pelosi goes there: The GOP’s real goal isn’t deficit reduction, it’s dismantling the public sector and safety net.
* Check out the Post’s nifty chart detailing the ever-shrinking debt ceilnig deal.
* And Van Hollen’s spoksman offers an interesting explanation for why all South Carolina House GOPers oppose the Boehner plan: They all want to primary Senator Lindsey Graham from the right in 2014, so they can’t cave on the Boehner plan.
* The Wisconsin recall map, made simple: If the Dems’ leads over GOP state senators Dan Kapanke, Randy Hopper and Luther Olsen hold for 12 more days, Dems take back the state senate.
* Reality check of the day, from Jonathan Cohn: Whatever debt ceiling compromise does pass, it won’t have any measures in it to provide a short-term boost for the economy.
In other words, whatever does pass will be a huge victory for conservatives.
* The SEIU cranks up the pressure on Scott Brown with a new ad hitting him over the debt ceiling with “just days left before America can no longer pay its bills,” which is worth appreciating as a politically savvy way to frame the issue.
* And James Fallows says what must not be said in polite company: One party is far, far, far more to blame than the other for the debt ceiling crisis.
What else is going on?