A Balanced Budget Amendment is a

Nonpartisan Issue:

Polls taken in 5 US states of members from all political parties are unanimous – balancing the nation’s budget is not a partisan issue.

Here are the Results

Survey Question #1: “Who should decide if a Balanced Budget Amendment is added to the U.S. Constitution: a vote of the people, or a vote of Congress?”

Survey Question #2: “Do you want your state representatives and congressmen to know that to get your vote, he or she needs to vote YES on giving Americans a vote on a U.S. balanced budget amendment?”

Nationwide Party Breakdown

Answer U.S. Democrats Republicans Other
"The People Should Vote" 83% 83% 83% 83%
"Congress Should Vote" 17% 17% 17% 17%
“Let Us Vote” for a Balanced Budget Amendment “to get our vote” 45% 46% 45% 44%
Total Respondents 8,671 3,596 3,689 1,386

State-by-State Breakdown

Answer CA KY NY SC WI
"The People Should Vote" 80% 87% 82% 82% 84%
"Congress Should Vote" 20% 13% 18% 18% 16%
“Let Us Vote” for a Balanced Budget Amendment “to get our vote” 40% 49% 44% 47% 44%
Total Respondents 1,430 2,120 1,772 1,264 2,085

State-by-State Breakdown

California

Answer California Democrats Republicans Other
"The People Should Vote" 80% 78% 81% 81%
"Congress Should Vote" 20% 22% 19% 19%
“Let Us Vote” for a Balanced Budget Amendment “to get our vote” 40% 37% 41% 45%
Total Respondents 1,430 588 557 285

Kentucky

Answer Kentucky Democrats Republicans Other
"The People Should Vote" 87% 87% 85% 92%
"Congress Should Vote" 13% 13% 15% 8%
“Let Us Vote” for a Balanced Budget Amendment “to get our vote” 49% 51% 46% 51%
Total Respondents 2,120 1,273 751 96

New York

Answer New York Democrats Republicans Other
"The People Should Vote" 82% 81% 82% 84%
"Congress Should Vote" 18% 19% 18% 16%
“Let Us Vote” for a Balanced Budget Amendment “to get our vote” 44% 43% 46% 43%
Total Respondents 1,772 849 585 338

South Carolina

Answer South Carolina Democrats Republicans Other
"The People Should Vote" 82% 81% 81% 86%
"Congress Should Vote" 18% 19% 19% 14%
“Let Us Vote” for a Balanced Budget Amendment “to get our vote” 47% 45% 48% 47%
Total Respondents 1,264 422 689 153

Wisconsin

Answer Wisconsin Democrats Republicans Other
"The People Should Vote" 84% 85% 85% 82%
"Congress Should Vote" 16% 15% 15% 18%
“Let Us Vote” for a Balanced Budget Amendment “to get our vote” 44% 47% 44% 43%
Total Respondents 2,085 464 1,107 514