For some reason CNN is glossing this over. I can't imagine why. The poll is here. (pdf) http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/07/21/rel11b.pdf CNN covers it here. CNN Poll: Strong partisan divide on debt ceiling – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs 13 paragraphs in we see this tidbit. What exactly does most mean here? 52%? Not exactly. 63% of Democrats back the CCB bill passed by the House. Even people who say they oppose the Tea Party support it 53%/47%. That means that Obama went to the people, and they listened, to the other side.