Q: If Congress does not raise its borrowing limit in February, the federal government will have to default on its loans and/or shut down some of its operations. Some people say the borrowing limit should be raised only if spending cuts also are put in place. Others say the two issues should be kept separate. Do you think raising the borrowing limit should be tied to spending cuts, or should these be kept as separate issues?

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The Washington Post - ABC News poll

Question 21 of 45

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 10-13, 2013, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. Results have a 3.5-point error margin. This survey was produced for The Washington Post by Capital Insight, with sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.