Poll: Americans skeptical of the trillion-dollar platinum coin
Few Americans have heard about a proposal to mint a $1 trillion platinum coin in order to address the nation’s debt problems if an agreement to avert a debt ceiling crisis is not reached, but a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that they are skeptical of the idea.
Thirty-eight percent of Americans surveyed in the new poll said they disapprove of the platinum coin proposal, while only 19 percent said they approve. Forty-three percent said they aren’t sure about the option. …
But Americans have heard very little about the proposal, with 55 percent of survey respondents saying that they’ve heard nothing at all about the platinum coin, 26 percent saying they’ve heard a little and only 7 percent saying they’ve heard a lot about it.