Politics

Rejecting the Hard Sell

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Bush has spent the last week barnstorming the country touting his plan to carve out private accounts from Social Security. He talked about it in his State of the Union address watched by 38 million people. He held events in North Dakota, Montana, Arkansas, Florida and Detroit. It was the subject of his radio address.

The result? People are still unconvinced. A new poll out today by USA Today found:

Support for Bush’s plan — creating individual investment accounts and reducing guaranteed benefits — is unchanged from January: 40% call it a good idea; 55% say it’s a bad one.

Bush is making the hard sell, but the American people aren’t buying.