American Voters have an idea about how to save jobs, especially Congressional Jobs. According to the latest report from Rasmussen voters believe that to create Jobs, cut taxes and stop spending. Lets face it, it worked when Reagan did it, it worked when JFK did it.
62% of all voters believe tax cuts will “save and create” Job. Only 21% believe that a new porkulus plan will be more effective. This number is exactly the same as it was when the first stimulus package was being debated in Congress, 62% of voters wanted the plan to have more tax cuts and less spending.
Given the choice 51% of voters feel canceling the rest of the stimulus money would create more jobs only 32% say spending the money would is a better option.
Of course the Politicos feel different:
While voters believe that tax cuts and stopping spending is the path to job creation, the Political Class disagrees. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of those in the Political Class say that spending the stimulus money would create more jobs than canceling the remaining stimulus spending. Fifty-five percent (55%) of the Political Class believes that new spending will create more jobs than tax cuts. Only 13% believe the tax cutting would do more .
On both questions, there is also a substantial partisan divide. Democrats are fairly evenly divided on both questions while Republicans overwhelmingly believe that canceling the rest of the stimulus money and cutting taxes are better job creation tools than additional stimulus spending. As for those not affiliated with either major party, just over 50% say that stopping spending and cutting taxes is the best way to create jobs.
The poll also reported that voters feel Obama’s claims regarding saving or creating jobs via the porkulus plan is a load of hooey. 58% say it’s unlikely that the stimulus plan has saved or created more than 600,000 jobs and 62%) of voters say “don’t do me any favors we are opposed to a second stimulus package.
Maybe that’s why the President’s ratings are so low.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. That matches the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President