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Gallup: Federal Deficits and Debt Becoming Americans’ Top Concern

1 min readBy: William Ahern

As Congress and the President plan to create a new health entitlement for middle- and upper-middle income people during their working years, Gallup finds that Americans are well informed on what the long-term results will be on federal deficits and debt.

In addition to asking about current problems facing the country, the March 4-7 poll also asked Americans to say what they think will be the most important problem facing the United States in 25 years.

The federal budget deficit is mentioned most often in this regard, by 14% of Americans, slightly more than say the economy in general (11%) and the environment (11%).