Eric Dienstfrey | March 24, 2009
USA Today / Gallup
3/21-22/09; 1,004 adults, 3.1%
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way each of the following has handled this matter?
54% Satisfied, 39% Dissatisfied
28% Satisfied, 54% Dissatisfied
26% Satisfied, 65% Dissatisfied
12% Satisfied, 80% Dissatisfied
In your view, which of the following would be the best way to recover the bonus money - [ROTATED: have Congress pass a new law imposing heavy taxes on bonuses paid to executives at companies that receive bailout money, ask the AIG executives to voluntarily return the money, not pass a new law but try to recover the money through legal actions or as a condition of payment of additional bailout money]?
- 25% New law to tax bonuses
27% Ask to return voluntarily
26% Try to recover through legal action
12% Should not return any