Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Peter G. Peterson Foundation's Confidence Index Finds that National Debt is Top Priority for Voters
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s September Fiscal Confidence Index, a monthly measure of public attitudes about the nation’s long-term debt and the efforts elected leaders are making to address America’s fiscal challenges, shows that Americans remain highly concerned about the country’s fiscal situation. With the mid-term election just weeks away, the Fiscal Confidence Index, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index, is 41 (100 is neutral), indicating Americans want to see more action from their leaders in Washington as they head to the polls.
Voters overwhelmingly agree that the debt is an issue the President and Congress must focus on -- 85% of voters want Washington to spend more time addressing the nation’s fiscal challenges, with eight in ten (80%) calling for the national debt to be among the President and Congress’s top three priorities....