Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey

CNBC's Rick Santelli Rants: Congress Better "Listen Up" to Reason-Rupe Poll Numbers on Debt, Spending


CNBC's Rick Santelli—the guy whose comments are widely recognized as having inspired the Tea Party movement to action—highlights results from the new Reason-Rupe Poll. The poll, which surveyed a national sample of adults, found that 70 percent of people are against raising the debt ceiling (and 55 percent are, even if that means a default on U.S. credit obligations).

"When I look at the Reason-Rupe poll, here's what I see," says Santelli. "Congress you really ought to listen up. Those Tea Party conservatives, listen up."

Read the poll results here.