Today President Obama claimed:

The bottom line is that this is not an issue of salesmanship to the American people, the American people are sold. The American people are sold, I just want to repeat this. … You have 80% of the American people who support a balanced approach. 80% of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts.

However in this poll released yesterday by Rasmussen Reports, only “34% think a tax hike should be included in any legislation to raise the debt ceiling”. Additional, on July 9th, Rasmussen polls showed that “55% of Likely U.S. Voters now think decreases in government spending help the economy” and “just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters think tax increases help the economy”.

I frankly don’t know where the President is getting his data from, other than the thin air around him. It seems he believes that if he tells you what it is you should think, that is what you will think.