Should the country’s debt limit only be raised if the budget plan includes tax hikes? Nearly half of voters (48 percent) say no, the debt ceiling should only be raised if there are significant spending cuts, but no taxes increases.

Almost as many (41 percent) think there should be both spending cuts as well as new taxes…

By 72-20 percent, most voters favor a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Or at least in theory they do. Sentiment is reversed if balancing the budget meant “major spending cuts” to entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security (31 percent favor and 63 percent oppose). Likewise, a 62-percent majority opposes the amendment if it meant “major taxes increases.”

By a 20-percentage point margin, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to favor a balanced budget amendment.