From Paul Krugman:
"Sitting here in the UK, where everyone continues to believe that budget deficits are the central issue despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it’s refreshing to look home once in a while and contemplate the utter collapse of the deficit-scold agenda..For example, CNN/ORC has been asking consistent questions for several years; here’s the percentage of voters naming the budget deficit as the most important issue:
January 2013: 23 percent
May/June 2014: 15 percent
Sept. 2014: 8 percent
In the most recent CBS/NYTimes poll, which was open-ended, the deficit didn’t even make it onto the list.
And you know what? The public is right, and the Very Serious People were and are wrong."