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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

55% of U.S. Voters Oppose Second Stimulus


President Obama is expected to announce on Wednesday plans for at least $50 billion in new government spending on the nation’s transportation infrastructure and billions more in tax credits in hopes of jumpstarting the troubled economy with midterm elections less than two months away. But the administration has been careful not to call the new spending a second economic stimulus plan, although Republicans and others view it that way.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of U.S. voters continue to oppose a second economic stimulus package. Only 31% support a second stimulus, and 14% more are undecided.

Problem is, the majority of voters also believe Obama and the Democrats will ignore the majority once again.

However, 63% of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that Congress will try and pass another economic stimulus package this year. Only 24% view an effort by Congress to pass another stimulus as unlikely. This includes 32% who say it is Very Likely and a mere two percent (2%) who think it is Not At All Likely.

If the polls are correct and the Democrats are looking at a GOP Tsunami in the midterms, Democratic leaders, Pelosi and Reid, may come back figuring they have nothing to lose and try to jam through as much as they can before GOP takes leadership control.

If Democrats that lose their seats truly hear the message the midterms tell them, they will refuse to do so on the basis that their constituents have spoken loud and clearly.

Yeah, I laughed at the thought of them actually listening to their constituents too.

Good news here is that once the GOP takes control, they will hold the purse strings so anything the Dems do jam through after November won't get funded.