Despite Obama’s mantra of everything is okay, Americans in general still seem to feel uncomfortable with the economy according to latest polls.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of Americans say the size of the federal budget deficit is due more to the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending than to the reluctance of taxpayers to pay more in taxes.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just nine percent (9%) of adults put more blame on the unwillingness of taxpayers to pay more in taxes.
Ninety-four percent (94%) of Republicans and 91% of voters not affiliated with either major party place the blame on politicians, and two-thirds (66%) of Democrats agree.
Just 11% of all voters now think the government spends taxpayers’ money wisely and well. Seventy-eight percent (78%) do not believe that to be true.
This is probably why 46% of voters favor a tax cut for all Americans. With concerns about the economy and mounting federal deficits before them, 46% of voters nationwide favor an across-the-board tax cut for all Americans. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% oppose such a tax cut, and 19% are not sure. Of course Obama does not favor this kind of stimulus package which would prove better than the one he and Bidden love which is the tax-and-spend method. It must be working. His approval rating rose all the way to -8.
The bank bailout still seems to remain unpopular, despite the insistance by Obama that it saved jobs, as 42% of Americans still seem to have faith in the banking system. Those figures include just 6% who are very confident and 10% who are not at all confident. I haven’t seen the movie theater ads by Ben Bernake and the Federal Reserve (brought to you by your tax dollars), but one wonders if they are working.