Gallup: 53% Favor Passing $775 Billion Stimulus

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Polls

And you may think that it’s a narrow margin, but there’s definitely room for that consensus to grow…

From Gallup…

So how does that break down when looking at party affiliation?

Once again, the independent voter provides a valuable guide as they’re only 1% off the average view…

And, surprisingly enough, the broadest support for the stimulus plan comes when asked about spending government money on infrastructure projects…

Almost 80% think that spending government money on rebuilding our infrastructure is a good thing? There’s absolutely no way that anybody can stop that momentum because it speaks to a dissatisfaction with our current bridges, highways and power grids.

And yes, I know this is only one poll, but Gallup is historically extremely accurate and I can’t help but think that even if they’re off by a massive 10% with these numbers, the will of people demand that we invest in our future via public works projects.

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2 Responses to “Gallup: 53% Favor Passing $775 Billion Stimulus”

  1. Derek Viger Says:

    People have realize that our countries infrastructure is vital to many key areas such as the economy and national security. If we don’t invest in public works now we will pay a costly price in the future, a price we may not be able to recover from. My only hope is that government officials will pay attention to this before more bridge collapse on citizens’ heads.

  2. John Burke Says:

    It’s an intersting poll. The strong support for stimulus isn’t surprising, given the state of affairs. I think the solid support among Republicans is noteworthy too.

    Also, it seems that over three quarters think tax cuts for individuals and businesses as well as spending on infrastructure are all worthy ways to stimulate, but I wouldn’t interpret these numbers as a “demand” so much as a way of saying, “Sounds OK to me.”

    The most interesting data point has to be the huge drop in support for aid to states and cities, compared to the other proposals. People expressly or intuitively recognize that money handed over to other governmental entities may not have the same bang as other ways to spend federal dough.

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