Is it any wonder why the Chosen One has a disapproval rating of 56%?
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% of voters nationwide believe the $787-billion economic stimulus plan has helped the economy. However, 38% believe that the stimulus plan has hurt the economy. This is the first time since the legislation passed that a plurality has held a negative view of its impact.
The number who believe that the stimulus plan has hurt the economy rose from 28% in September, to 31% in October, and 34% in November before jumping to 38% this month. The week after the president signed the bill, 34% said it would help the economy, while 32% said it would hurt.
The underlying reason for skepticism about the stimulus plan is that 50% of voters believe increasing government spending is bad for the economy.
National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
December 20-21, 2009
Earlier this year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?
No Impact 28%
Not Sure 5%
So take that Mr Krugman and the rest of your Keynesian friends. The American people are starting to come around to the fact that Austrian Economic Theory and people like Ron Paul know what's best for the country and the economy.