Republicans were overwhelmingly opposed to raising the debt ceiling. Seventy percent of Republican respondents said they don't want Congress to raise the debt limit, while only 8% said Congress should do so.
Meanwhile, Democrats and independents were more evenly split, with a sizable portion of both demographics saying they weren't too informed about the issue.
A 46% plurality of independents opposed raising the debt ceiling, though nearly as many, 40%, said they had no opinion. Among Democrats, a 40% plurality said they had no opinion, while 33% supported raising the debt ceiling, with 26% opposed.
The high percentages of undecided respondents reflects how little attention Americans have paid to the issue.
In the poll, one-fifth of respondents said they haven't followed the debt ceiling debate at all. And while 23% said they've been following the issue "very closely," the same percentage said they've been following it "not too closely."
The Gallup poll was conducted May 5-8 among 1,018 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of 4.0%.