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Poll: Americans Prefer Obama’s Jobs Plan To GOP’s

By Marie Diamond  

"Poll: Americans Prefer Obama’s Jobs Plan To GOP’s"

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A United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds that Americans prefer the proposals President Obama offered last week to boost employment over “competing ideas advanced by congressional Republicans and the GOP’s 2012 presidential field.” Although respondents had doubts about both agendas, nearly half of those surveyed believed Obama’s plan would help somewhat. When it came to who they trust more to revive the economy, Obama held a 37 percent to 35 percent advantage over congressional Republicans. As the National Journal graphic below illustrates, the survey asked respondents to weigh in on specific policy proposals offered by the GOP or President Obama. Four of the five most popular proposals were Obama’s:

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