I've been seeing the Gallup poll where the majority of Americans don't want to raise the debt ceiling by many of those in the "don't raise the ceiling" crowd. However, there are two other polls that I feel that should also be seen. Gallup: Majority Of Americans Still Oppose Raising Debt Ceiling : It's All Politics : NPR On Deficit, Americans Prefer Spending Cuts; Open to Tax Hikes And from the most interesting poll of all from March: WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds Support Lacking for Entitlement Reductions - WSJ.com Conclusions: 1.) The majority of Americans currently do not want to raise the debt ceiling. 2.) The majority of Americans are open to tax hikes. 3.) The majority of Americans want large spending cuts. 4.) The majority of Americans, including across all age groups and ideologies by large margins do not want significant cuts to entitlement programs. So tell me USMB, if we listen to America, how are we going to dig ourselves out of this hole?