Eric Dienstfrey | March 17, 2009
CNN / ORC
3/12-15/09; 1,019 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
As you may know, Congress passed and President Obama has signed a bill that will attempt to stimulate the economy by increasing federal government spending and cutting taxes at a total cost to the government of about eight hundred billion dollars. Based on what you have read or heard about this, do you favor or oppose that bill?
- 54% Favor
(2/9: 60% Favor, 39% Oppose)
If that bill does not improve economic conditions, would you favor or oppose another bill that would increase government spending even further in an attempt to stimulate the economy?
- 32% Favor
What should the federal government do about the nation's largest banks if they are in danger of going out of business? Do you think the government should take over those banks temporarily, provide those banks with more money but not take them over, or allow them to go out of business?
- 39% Take over temporarily
18% Prive with money but not take over
41% Allow them to go out of business