Wednesday, February 04, 2009

"Stimulus Plan" Support Hits "Bushian" Levels !

Can the will of the people defeat "Porkulus"? Rasmussen Reports, I reprint (without permission):

Fifty percent (50%) of U.S. voters say the final economic recovery plan that emerges from Congress is at least somewhat likely to make things worse rather than better...

Most voters currently rate Congress' performance as poor, and most expect that lobbyists will have more influence on the legislation than voters or the president. When reacting to the economic downturn, 46% of Americans remain more concerned that the government will do too much

Here's a split that should suprise no one - Obama's favorite divide of all, that of government employees and the people whom now seem to serve them:

Government employees are the least skeptical of all. Just 26% of those on the public payroll say the legislation is likely to make things worse. However, a majority of entrepreneurs, private sector employees and retirees all think the legislation could end up doing more harm than good.

And guess who's voice is absent from Obama's table? C'mon, how can The One do wrong, with government employees whispering the great truths of the Pork Gods in his ear?

And this about sums it up:

Support for the economic recovery plan working its way through Congress has fallen again this week. For the first time, a plurality of voters nationwide oppose the $800-billion-plus plan.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 37% favor the legislation, 43% are opposed, and 20% are not sure.

Obama seems to be part of that "26% on the public payroll", and seems ready to put his mandate behind Porkulus:

Obama rejected several criticisms of the plan...Obama subtly referenced his win in November while arguing that recalcitrant lawmakers need to get behind his approach.

Get used to that 37% will be Obama's approval rating by Day on it.

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