October 31, 2018

Both Parties Can Pick Up Late Support by Addressing the National Debt


Seven in ten voters from across the political spectrum say the record national debt will be an important factor in their vote for Congress in next week’s Midterm Elections, according to a new poll conducted by a bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North Star Opinion Research.

The poll also found that candidates can pick up late support by showing they will work to address the $21.6 trillion national debt. The vast majority of voters want the next Congress to focus on fixing the debt, no matter which party wins majority control.

Michael Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, joined Nightly Business Report to discuss how the public is ahead of their leaders in Washington when it comes to making progress on America’s fiscal challenges.


Related: Voters Agree: The National Debt is a Bipartisan Priority


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