As Congress considers new jobs legislation, a new poll shows a large majority of the public supports the basic provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The latest CNN poll, taken in mid-January, shows four of five Americans (80 percent) favor government spending on roads and bridges, and 83 percent approve of aid to unemployed workers. Seven in 10 support the idea of spending some of the stimulus money on tax cuts, and 62 percent think it’s a good idea to increase spending on mass transit projects. Check out the poll results here.
And there is growing evidence that the stimulus strategy is working. The Washington Postreported over the weekend that the administration’s economic stimulus program created nearly 600,000 jobs in the past three months of 2009.
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