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Polls: Did the public get what it wanted in debt deal?

The recently struck deal to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the national debt relies exclusively on spending cuts, even as polls have shown clear public support for an approach that combines cuts and tax increases.

How about specific proposals to deal with the debt? A review shows few of those tested — popular or not — made the final bill.

Read the full results from the latest Post-ABC poll .

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Peyton M. Craighill is polling manager for the Washington Post. Peyton reports and conducts national and regional news polls for the Washington Post, with a focus on politics, elections and other social and economic issues.


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