Most Georgians aren’t in favor of raising the federal budget ‘debt ceiling’ by Congress, despite talk from Democrats and others that failing to do so would have triggered fiscal scenarios such as downgraded U.S. credit.  That’s according to an InsiderAdvantage/Opinion Savvy survey conducted Feb. 9 and 10.

The poll found that nearly two-thirds of Georgians did not want the debt ceiling raised. Forty-two percent opposed it outright, and another 20 percent were undecided or had no opinion.

This was the first passage since 2009 of a ‘clean’ debt-ceiling increase, or one without stipulations or conditions. The nation’s debt stands at about $17.2 trillion. 

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