Republicans in Congress would shoulder most of the blame if the debt ceiling were not raised this month, a recent poll finds. 

According to a CNN survey released Monday night, 54 percent of people would blame Republicans and 29 percent would blame President Obama if the borrowing limit were not increased. Another 12 percent said they would blame both parties. 

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While there is little chance the borrowing limit will not be raised, the numbers echo similar polls last year that showed Republicans receiving most of the blame for the government shutdown last October. 

Independents would blame Republicans by a 49 percent to 30 percent margin for not raising the debt ceiling. 

The $16.7 trillion limit, which was suspended in October, is set to be hit Friday. Treasury Secretary Jack LewJacob (Jack) Joseph LewOvernight Finance: US reaches deal with ZTE | Lawmakers look to block it | Trump blasts Macron, Trudeau ahead of G-7 | Mexico files WTO complaint Obama-era Treasury secretary: Tax law will make bipartisan deficit-reduction talks harder GOP Senate report says Obama officials gave Iran access to US financial system MORE has warned that the government would only be able to use extraordinary measures to extend the deadline until the end of the month. 

Republicans have not yet decided on a strategy to raise the debt ceiling. A number of Republican attachments have been floated in order to get the necessary amount of GOP votes in the House without needing Democratic support. 

Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerHillicon Valley: Trump hits China with massive tech tariffs | Facebook meets with GOP leaders over bias allegations | Judge sends Manafort to jail ahead of trial | AT&T completes Time Warner purchase Facebook execs to meet with GOP leaders over concerns about anti-conservative bias Boehner: Federal government should not interfere in recreational marijuana decisions MORE (R-Ohio) has said no one wants to default on the U.S. debt, but he would look for some sort of debt reduction to go along with the increase. 

The administration has continued to press for a clean debt-ceiling bill. 

The poll surveyed 1,010 people from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 and holds a three-percent margin of error.