Public Support For Dem Stimulus Bill Slipping Posted by: McQ
on Thursday, January 29, 2009
Rasmussen reports that fewer people back the Democratic stimulus bill that passed in the House yesterday than did the week before:
Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased.
Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, roughly one-third of which is tax cuts with the rest new government spending. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it and 19% are undecided. Liberal voters overwhelmingly support the plan while conservatives are strongly opposed.
Last week, support for the President’s plan was at 45% and opposition at 34%.
Sometimes a turkey is just a turkey. And this particular bill is the granddaddy of them all.
Apparently the public has more economic sense than the Congress - or at least the Democrats in Congress:
Voters continue to soundly reject a recovery plan that includes only new government spending without any tax cuts. Just 15% support such a plan while 70% are opposed.
Note it doesn't say "tax rebates". The public wasn't tax cuts.