As debt ceiling looms, Americans fear for the economy

As America teeters of the edge of a potentially catastrophic default, Americans are unsurprisingly gloomy about the future of the economy.

Tomorrow is the day that the Treasury Department says that the federal government will become unable to borrow more money and, as a consequence, be unable to pay many of its bills. With the partial government shutdown beginning its third week and Congress without a solution, public concern about the economy is growing. Nearly half the public in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll thinks the economy is getting worse – the highest figure in two years. [cont.]

Kathy Frankovic, YouGov