Emily Swanson | December 10, 2009
12/3-7/09; 1,000 adults, 3.1% margin of error
714 liekly voters (for generic ballot question)
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Bloomberg: Public standing of Wall Street, Job creation, results)
2010 House: Generic Ballot
42% Republican candidate, 38% Democratic candidate (chart)
Please tell me if you favor or oppose each of the following ways the federal government could address the unemployment rate.
Give businesses a tax credit for each new person they hire:
68% Favor, 28% Oppose
Increase spending on alternative energy:
60% Favor, 37% Oppose
Send federal money to the states to prevent layoffs in state and local governments:
48% Favor, 49% Oppose
Spend more money on education for unemployed workers to improve their skills to qualify for better jobs:
70% Favor, 27% Oppose
Cut income taxes across the board to spur economic growth:
63% Favor, 33% Oppose
Spend money on public works such as roads and bridges:
66% Favor, 32% Oppose
Do you believe middle-class Americans will or will not have to make financial sacrifices to decrease the deficit?
88% Will have to make sacrifices
10% Will not have to make sacrifices
I'm going to mention some things the government could do to cut the budget deficit. For each, please tell me if you think this should or should not be a main part of any government approach to
66% Raise income taxes on the wealthy--individuals making $500,000 or more and households making $1 million or more
57% Cut discretionary federal programs and services by 5% across the board
26% Raise taxes on the middle-class as well as the wealthy
23% Cut the growth of spending on entitlement programs such as Social Security benefits
20% Create a new federal consumption tax, which would be like a federal sales tax that would be on top of any state and local sales tax.
Banks that received government aid during the financial crisis are now preparing to pay bonuses to top performers because banks are now profitable again. Do you approve or disapprove of banks
paying bonuses this year?
23% Approve, 75% Disapprove