Report: Fiscal issues weighing on consumer confidence

"Rather than continued management-by-crisis, Congress should take this opportunity to boost economic growth and ensure our fiscal health by finally putting a sustainable long-term plan in place."

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The concern about the debt is at 38, indicating strong worries about the nation's fiscal situation. 

The score for debt as a priority that leaders must address is 20, indicating that respondents want elected leaders to make addressing long-term debt a high priority. 

The score for expectations about progress on the debt over the next few years is 72, suggesting that respondents are pessimistic about the direction of long-term fiscal policy in the next few years.