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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

83% Disagree With Obama's Gutting Of Welfare Reform Work Requirement

By Susan Duclos

After the news hit the airwaves and news outlets that the Barack Obama administration had gutted Bill Clinton's signature bipartisan achievement of welfare reform by offering waivers which would negate the work requirement for welfare recipients, Rasmussen polled likely voters.

The results are no surprise, 83 percent of likely U.S. voters, disagree with the Obama administration's decision.

Most Americans think there are too many people on welfare who should not be getting it and believe overwhelmingly that those who do receive welfare benefits should be required to work.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 83% of American Adults favor a work requirement as a condition for receiving welfare aid. Just seven percent (7%) oppose such a requirement, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Taxpayers, who pay for welfare recipient benefits, want to know those on welfare are at least trying to garner work, a paycheck, and are attempting to get on their feet, so to speak.