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Public Support For Trillion Dollar Stimulus Dropping

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Rasmussen Reports
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%.

As they consider the size and scope of the $800-billion-plus economic recovery plan, 46% are worried that the government will end up doing too much while 42% worry that it will do too little (see trends).

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In the battle of Barack Obama vs. Rush Limbaugh, it certainly looks like Rush is winning. We can also say with certainty that while Baracks charm offensive had no effect on the GOP, it also seems to be having a reverse effect on the public in general. Heck, a few more news cycles like this, and I'm going to start regretting my vote for McCain.

But perhaps the problem is with Nancy Pelosi and Reid who are pushing a bill chock full of "necessary" stimulus spending such as honey bee insurance*. Perhaps if the Democrats could show enough discipline to send up a clean bill with balanced stimulus and tax cuts with no pork and not a writeup of every liberal wishlist for the past 20 years, the Republicans might have a tough time opposing it. But we'll never know will we?

*I kid you not. - more stuff like that here.

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