Poll Results: Nearly 73% Believe A Debt Compromise Will Come

It’s Friday and there still isn’t a compromise on the debt ceiling.

But voters of peHUB’s weekly poll think there will be one. In fact, 72.6% of readers that voted believe that we’ll have a debt deal in time to meet the Aug. 2 deadline. Another 27.4% believe there won’t be a compromise and the U.S. will eventually default.

Results of the poll are pretty surprising (to me). Democrats and Republicans continue to argue like spoiled children. Late Thursday, House Republicans were expected to vote on a plan from Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). This didn’t happen. House Republicans today are meeting again to find the last few votes they need to pass the deal, according to the New York Times. However, Boehner’s bill has little chance to survive in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-Nev.), is also moving forward with his own debt proposal. He’s vowed to kill Boehner’s plan.

And, President Obama is back in the thick of it. On Friday, he urged Congress to pass a debt ceiling plan and indicated he would accept a two-part plan to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, USA Today reported.