So a third of Democrats, a plurality of independents and a majority of Republicans think everything will be just dandy if we blow through Aug. 2 without raising the debt ceiling. Terrific.

Just as a reminder, here’s what will happen if we don't raise the debt ceiling and begin choosing which bills we do and don’t pay. If you don’t feel like clicking the link, the short version is “recession.” And here’s what will happen if we actually default on the debt. If you don’t feel like clicking that link, either, the short version is “global financial panic that makes 2008 look like a warm-up.”