Gallup: Stimulus Support At 59%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Polls, Republicans, Stimulus

A few days ago it was at 52%.

What was the difference? Well, it looks like it was Obama’s press conference.

From Gallup…

Ultimately it looks like Dem support has increased significantly, but do note that Independent support still represents a pretty good gauge of what the overall number is. And Republican support actually went up more than Independent.

It’ll be interesting to see if some of the other polls start to pick up, like the CBS poll that showed a 12% drop in support about a week ago…

Fifty-one percent of those questioned in a CBS News poll released Thursday evening approved of the stimulus package. That’s down 12 points from a poll taken January 11-15, the last time CBS asked the question. Thirty-nine percent opposed the plan, up 15 points from the previous poll, taken before President Barack Obama was inaugurated and before the House of Representatives passed an $819 billion stimulus package, with no Republican support, on January 28.

More as it develops…

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One Response to “Gallup: Stimulus Support At 59%”

  1. Dan D. Says:

    Congress is pushing the stimulus through way too quickly.

    With TARP we had a similar amount of urgency to pass a bailout for the banks and it turns out that the banks irresponsibly used the money to pay themselves bonuses for running their companies into the ground.

    See what happens when government messes with the free markets? These companies were rewarded for their bad behavior.

    As shameful as this activity was the government should have anticipated that Wall Street and the law of greed would need a check on it to make sure the bailout money was being spent in a worthwhile manner.

    See what happens when we make decisions too quickly?

    $789 billion is a lot of money to spend without much forethought and planning.

    The goal of “creating or saving 3.5 million jobs” is worthy one, but exactly how is this going to be done?

    Congress and President Obama have not satisfactorily explained how this bill is going to save and create jobs. Instead we are faced with inflammatory rhetoric saying that if we do not act now, we will be facing a catastrophe.

    The whole idea behind our government is that drastic plans of actions need to be carefully scrutinized and not undertaken in a fear driven frenzy.

    Dan Decker

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