Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased.
Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, roughly one-third of which is tax cuts with the rest new government spending. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it and 19% are undecided. Liberal voters overwhelmingly support the plan while conservatives are strongly opposed.
Last week, support for the President’s plan was at 45% and opposition at 34%.
An influential Senate Democrat said Friday that it’s unclear whether President Obama’s $819 economic stimulus bill will
win enough support to pass in the Senate.
"I don’t even know how many Democrats will vote for it, as it stands today,"
Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., told FOX News.
a moderate Democrat, is famous for gathering lawmakers from both sides
of the aisle in a so-called "Gang of 14" to avert a shutdown of the
Senate over judicial nominations. He is seeking a similar bipartisan
effort to improve the stimulus bill.
Lawmakers are unhappy that the bill, passed by the House on Wednesday,
contains billions of dollars for programs that arguably won’t spark much job growth.オバマ氏は超党派的な政治を行うと。この10日間で成功したのは民主党の一部さえサポートできない法案で景気対策を行う事だけだ。